Troitskii, Vsevolod Sergeevich (1913–1996)
After completing technical school in 1932, Troitskii worked in the Central Radio Laboratory at Nishnij-Novgorod (later renamed Gorky) until 1936. He graduated from the University of Gorky in 1941 and joined the staff of the Gorky Radiophysical Institute in 1948. His thinking about the possibility of extraterrestrial signals began just prior to the 1964 All-Union Meeting on Extraterrestrial Civilizations at Byurakan (see Byurakan SETI conferences). Subsequently, he became the first chairman of the section of the Soviet Academy of Sciences responsible for SETI. In 1968, he began a targeted search of the 12 nearest star systems, and in 1970 an all-sky survey, the most ambitious SETI project at that time, which eventually logged over 700 hours of observations.
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