Yuri Ovchinnikov (biochemist)
Yuri Anatolievich Ovchinnikov (Russian: Юрий Анатольевич Овчинников; 2 August 1934 – 17 February 1988) was a Soviet bioorganic chemist. He was the youngest vice president of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1971-1988) and a member of the Central Committee of CPSU. Ovchinnikov was director of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry in Moscow. He was a leading proponent of using molecular biology and genetics for creating new types of biological weapons.
- Birstein, Vadim J. (2004), The Perversion Of Knowledge: The True Story of Soviet Science, Westview Press ISBN 0-8133-4280-5.
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