Famous zoologist Maxim Zverev
Famous zoologist, tireless nature explorer, kind of Indiana Jones persona!
In the mid 20th century one incredible man who lived in Almaty has been fighting for nature. And this man was a scientist, naturalist and a famous writer Maxim Zverev.
He established a small academy of young naturalists, taught at the university, worked on several scientific discoveries and even fought with poachers. By the way, it was Maxim Dmitrievich who helped deforestation of coniferous forests ban come into effect. He saved the mountains and famous Tian Shan spruces.