Geologist Day was established under the initiative of a group of Soviet prominent geologists, headed by academician Alexander Yanshin. Discovery of deposits of the oil and gas West Siberian province in 1966 became the reason for creation of the holiday. The geologists applied to the government with their request, that was approved by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on March 31, 1966.
The date for the holiday was not chosen randomly. It marks the end of the winter and beginning of preparation for summer field work.
Geologist Day is traditionally celebrated by all geological and mining organizations. Other people, who are involved in relating to geology fields, also consider this holiday as their professional day.Remind me with Google Calendar
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