Anatoly Zhirnov is a Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences and a leading researcher at the Institute for Complex Analysis of Regional Problems, Russia. He is the author of three large monographs and 70 articles. His scientific interests include the geology of gold deposits, uranium, and iron, lineament tectonics, and the origin of continents and planet Earth.Yury Bakulin is a Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences and has been an Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences since 1990. Between 2008 and 2015, he was Professor at Pacific State University, Russia. He has been awarded a Lenin Prize e and two Orders of the Red Banner of Labor. His research interests include geology and the exploration of tin and gold deposits, the geological structure of the Far East, and the origin of the Earth. He has published more than 120 research papers, including eight monographs.