The Russian Far East is a territory where young geological structures extend from Asian continent to the Pacific Ocean. This relatively small region hosts different magmatic rocks and sedimentary rocks of all geo ages. Among the deposits operated in this area, those are the deposits of flour spar, boron, lead, zinc, tungsten, and other minerals generated by a diverse geological structure, there are the deposits whose reserve ranks the largest in the world.
In this view, scientific activity of the Far East Geological Institute integrates fundamental and applied research of Eastern Asia and the adjacent Pacific basin geology, and coordination of all related investigations carried out at the Russian Academy of Sciences, institutions of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, and other agencies.
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Academician, prof. Alexander I. Khanchuk, Director of the Far East Geological Institute
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The USSR Academy of Sciences established the Far East Geological Institute on September 4, 1959 within the Far East Branch of the Siberian Division of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
The Far East Geological Institute (FEGI) is situated in the vicinity of Amursky Bay, in a wooded suburb north of Vladivostok.
The Institute includes seventeen research laboratories and a museum. Recently an Analytical Center was created, furnished with up-to-date precision apparatus and sophisticated equipment. The Analytical Center conducts the full range of analytical investigations of rocks and minerals, including the delineation of light isotopes and rare earth elements.
The Institute’s first Director was Ekaterina Alexandrovna Radkevich who was a Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and a Hero of Socialist Labor. Director Radkevich is recognized for her decisive role in organizing and developing FEGI’s basic research. Throughout its history the Institute has been headed by renowned scientists, including Academicians V.G. Moiseenko and A.D. Scheglov, and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences I.Ya. Nekrasov.
FEGI is a comprehensive, wide-ranging geological research institution equipped with up-to-date laboratories where scientists research the most difficult and complex issues of geology, geochemistry, engineering geology, and geoecology of the Russian Far East.
The Geological Institute’s basic scientific activities fall into three main research areas:
• geology, lithosphere dynamics, magmatism and metamorphism within the Earth's crust, and studies of the mantle ocean-continent transition zone evolution;
• metallogeny of typical geodynamic environments;
• environmental geology, interaction between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere in modern geoecological systems.
The Institute employs nearly three hundred people, of whom one hundred nineteen are scientists. The staff includes one Academician, one Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, twenty-six Professors, and fifty-six Doctors. Three members of the staff have been granted the honorary title “Honored Worker of Russian Federation Science” and two were granted the honorary title “Honorary Geologist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic”.
The Institute’s scientific relations
The Institute maintains strong scientific relations with other geological organizations in the Russian Federation and in other countries, including: Australia, Mongolia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, China, South Korea, United States of America, Vietnam, India, Mexico, and Japan.
The Far East Geological Institute is celebrated for its participation in many cooperative projects including undertakings sponsored by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFFI), the International Association for the promotion of cooperation with scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union (INTAS), as well as UNESCO. Recent joint projects include deep-water oceanic drilling, mineral resource surveys, metallogenesis studies, and tectonics research in North-East Asia.
The Far East Geological Institute is an integral component of the Russian Academy of Sciences and is committed to achieving the goals of the Academy.