During the soviet era a great list of mathematician have worked on interesting problem, but unfortunaly all the informations and the reasearch have been secreted to the international community, particullary the USA one. Now we started to fully appreciated all the reasearch and the great russian minds.
The last in order of time, is Grigori Perelman who has refused the Fields Medal for his research on Poincarè’s conjecture. He has hide himself in Sant Petersburg, as other great mind in the past like Alexander Grothendieck. Now at the blog English russia, there are some photos took in St. Petersburg subway . From what wee see the binomio mathematics=foolish is still actuall.