An exhibit celebrating Philip Ustinovich Khalatnikov recently opened at the Ural Geological Museum.
Khalatnikov was the founding director of the museum. He was instrumental in organizing the Oblscheuralskoy geological exhibition in 1937, which showcased geodes and other geological samples that would become the beginning of the museum's collection.
An engineer and geologist by trade, Khalatnikov was the team lead in collecting artifacts and specimen from the Ural Mountains and presenting them to the 17th session of the International Congress.
The exhibition impressed visitors from around the world, many of whom spread the word in their home countries.
The collection, including a four-story building, was then incorporated into what is now the Ural State Mining University.
Visitors to the modern exhibit will be able to view the tools that Khalatnikov used in creating the exhibit, in addition to materials that he used to teach future geologists and miners.