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Vladimir Rubtsov was born at 1948 in Kharkov, then the USSR. He received his M.S. degree in computer science in 1972 and after that joined the laboratory of Dr. Alexey Zolotov in Tver, where for three years studied the problem of the Great Tunguska explosion of 1908. Received his Ph.D. degree in the philosophy of science from the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, having defended in 1980 the doctoral thesis “Philosophical and Methodological Aspects of the Problem of Extraterrestrial Civilizations” (the first of its kind in the former USSR).
Dr. Rubtsov has authored some 150 scientific and popular-science articles in the Soviet, post-Soviet, and foreign press, as well as three books: “The Problem of Extraterrestrial Civilizations” (with Arkady Ursul, Kishinev: Shtiintsa, 1984 & 1987); “UFOs and Modern Science” (with Yuly Platov, Moscow: Nauka, 1991); “The Tunguska Mystery” (Springer New York 2009; ISBN: 9780387765730). He is a full member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, an associate member of the Society for Scientific Exploration, USA, and a member of the SETI Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Vladimir can be contacted through his webpage on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/RubtsovTunguska