Vasily Nikitich Makarov (1887–1953)
Born in a peasant's family in Vladimirskaia Government. Entered Pedagogical Institute in Moscow in 1905. Participated in revolutionary accidents in that year and arrested in 1906. Worked in different schools and offices of the system of popular schooling since 1918, where he raised to position of the head of the Department of Science of the Commissariat of Schooling in 1930. In 1931, when the Museum was moved from the University to that Commissariat and G.A. Kozhevnikov retired, V.I. Makarov replaced him in the position of director of the Museum and remained in it until 1939. After the War, he was working for several years in the Institute of Forestry of the USSR Acad. Sci.