In the USSR comprehensive scientific study of India is being carried
on at various research centres of the Academy of Sciences (Institute of
Oriental Studies, Institute of Geography, Institute of Ethnography, etc.)
and at other research institutions and universities in Moscow, Leningrad,
Tashkent, Baku, Erevan and other cities. At the same time, the importance
of the voluntary research associations is ever growing. In particular, a
substantial contribution to the advancement of Indian studies has been
made by the Geographical Society of the USSR...