Russian Journal of Genetics, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2005, p. 341. Translated from Genetika, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2005, p. 439. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by the Editorial Board. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Genetika (pub- Sos Isaakovich Alikhanyan was Deputy Chief Edi- lished in English as the Russian Journal of Genetics), we tor for 20 years (and an acting chief editor in 1975– certainly should remember the ﬁrst leaders of our journal, 1977). Alikhanyan, a prominent researcher and orga- its ﬁrst Chief Editor and Deputy Chief Editor, who made nizer of science, who created microbial genetics (which their best for the Russian Journal of Genetics became a was then an entirely new ﬁeld of genetic research in the success, who set the tone that the journal has preserved till now, owing to the efforts of the editorial staff. Soviet Union), devoted all his exceptional organiza- Petr Mikhailovich Zhukovskii, Member of the tional abilities to the Russian Journal of Genetics, his Lenin All-Union Agricultural Academy, was Chief Edi- favorite creation. Alikhanyan largely determined the tor of the Russian Journal of Genetics from 1965 to entire editorial work; the journal and its staff remained 1975. Zhukovskii, an outstanding researcher in agricul- a constant concern of Alikhanyan’s until his last day. tural sciences, a botanist, a traveler, and a collector of The Russian Journal of Genetics owes much of its suc- cultivated plants, made a considerable contribution to preserving the heritage of N.I. Vavilov and ensured that cess to Alikhanyan. Alikhanyan’s role in the organiza- the articles published in the journal reﬂected Vavilov’s tion of editorial work, as well as the traditionally objec- tradition of combining fundamental science and breed- tive assessment of submitted articles and high require- ing practice. In spite of his advanced age, while being ments on the published materials, is exceptionally an elderly person, Zhukovskii still devoted much time and effort to preparing every issue of the journal. important. 1022-7954/05/4104-0341 © 2005 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
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