Vasily Ruzhentsev

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Vasily E. Ruzhentsev
Born (1899-04-04)April 4, 1899
Died October 12, 1978(1978-10-12) (aged 79)
Citizenship Soviet
Fields paleontology, malacology
Known for Ammonite research
Notable awards Lenin Prize (1967)

Vasily Ermolaevich Ruzhentsev (Russian: Василий Ермолаевич Руженцев, April 4, 1899 - October 12, 1978) was a Russian paleontologist, malacologist and geologist. From 1937 to 1978 he worked at the Paleontological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. He had 117 publications of which 17 were monographs. From 1966 to 1978 he was editor in chief of the Transactions of the Paleontological Institute.