Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Paleontological Institute
Палеонтологический институт РАН
Established 1930
Location Moscow, Russia

The Paleontological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (PIN; Russian: Палеонтологический институт РАН) in Moscow is among the world's largest paleontological institutes. An affiliate of the Russian Academy of Sciences, it includes collections from all over the former Soviet Union, as well as from other countries.


The Museum of Paleontology named after Yuri Alexandrovich Orlov is run by the Institute, and contains public exhibits representing almost every type of fossil organism. Particularly well represented are dinosaurs from Mongolia, therapsids from the Perm region of Russia, and Precambrian fossils from Siberia.

List of notable staff of the Paleontological Institute

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