Boris Roussimouff was a Russian historian and scholar who made major contributions to the field of 20th century Russian history. Born in 1907 in the city of Saratov, Roussimouff studied at the University of Moscow and later obtained his doctorate from the University of Leningrad in 1939.
Boris Roussimouff’s Education
Boris Roussimouff was a Russian-born scientist, mathematician, and engineer who dedicated his life to learning and teaching science. He was born in the village of Yayskoye, in the Russian Empire, and was educated in the village school. After graduation he was admitted to the Imperial Technical School in Moscow, where he studied physics and mathematics.
At the Institute of Technology he received his engineering degree and continued his studies in the field of electricity. He also studied thermodynamics and thermochemistry. He later received his doctorate in these fields and became a professor at the same Institute.
Roussimouff made several major contributions to science, including his research into the properties of black bodies, the origin and nature of cosmic rays, the theory of thermochemistry, and the theory of electrical conduction. He also developed the first Russian-designed electric generator. His work in the field of electrical engineering helped to provide electricity to many parts of the Soviet Union.
Roussimouff also worked to promote scientific education and was a founding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. He was an advocate for the development of science education for all citizens, and served as the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Soviet Ministry of Education. He was also a member of the International Association of Electrical Engineers and the International Council of Scientific Unions.
About Boris’s Son Andre Rene Roussimoff
At the age of 17, several professional wrestlers observed him working out at a gym. They developed a friendship with him after being moved by his size and teaching him some fundamental wrestling techniques. Later, André stood in for another wrestler who was hurt. He would continue to wrestle for almost 30 years. By the time he was in his early 20s, André had competed in wrestling throughout much of non-Communist Europe, including Algeria, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, England, and Scotland. He arrived in North America in 1971 and achieved some degree of popularity in Canada.
Then he met Vincent J. McMahon, a booker based in New York who is frequently misidentified as “Vince McMahon Sr.” McMahon nicknamed him “Andre the Giant” and listed his height as 7′ 4″ “In truth, André was closer to 7′ tall. Andre the Giant quickly rose to fame on a national scale and was a highly sought-after wrestler. He also appeared in movies, advertising, and television. With his money, the Giant purchased a ranch in Ellerbe, North Carolina where he would reside during his infrequent downtime and following his 1990 retirement from professional wrestling. After attending his father’s burial, he passed away while still in France. His ashes were dispersed over his ranch after André was cremated. His only daughter is left behind.
Boris Roussimoff dies in France. That was in January 1993. He left behind his wife and son.