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Nikolai Vavilov

Vavilov, the poor son of a rural soviet agricultural merchant became a leading crop and food scientist to battle starvation. During the Siege of Leningrad in World War II, nine Soviet scientists died of starvation while protecting Vavilov’s institute at the world’s largest seed bank, refusing to eat what they saw as their country’s future.

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