The botanist who defied Stalin | Curio

The botanist who defied Stalin

25 mins | May 2, 2021

Why science will always prevail in the face of ignorance. In the 20th century Soviet Russia, Nikolai Vavilov dreamed of amassing a world seed bank that would act as a repository of crops that could be used to save his starving nation. Lee Alan Dugatkin explores how despite increasing threats from Josef Stalin's government, he remained focused on his mission, and his presence in the field is still felt today.

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