Russian Journal of Genetics, Vol. 38, No. 10, 2002, pp. 1217–1218. Translated from Genetika, Vol. 38, No. 10, 2002, pp. 1434–1435. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2002 by the Editorial Board. CHRONICLE Vera Fedorovna Lyubimova (1906–2002) and wheatgrass chromosomes, which permitted the assumption that wheatgrass genes could be trans- gressed into the genome of rye. Afterwards (in 1985), researchers at the Department of Distant Hybridization of the Main Botanical Garden (MBG) experimentally proved this assumption. Lyubimova was dismissed because, acting according to her conscience and honor, she supported V.R. Berg, the head of the Department of Selection, who was arrested during the campaign of political terror. In her native city, Tomsk, where Lyubimova returned after she was dismissed from the Siberian Research Institute of Agriculture for the ﬁrst time (in 1933), the situation seemed favorable at ﬁrst. Lyubi- mova came to work at the Tomsk Zonal Experimental Station of Arable Farming and became a postgraduate student at the Department of Genetics and Cytology of the Tomsk State University. However, she was soon (in 1936) dismissed from the postgraduate course because of her help to G.A. Levitskii, a well-known geneticist and cytologist who was exiled to Siberia. The Kyrgyz period
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