An outstanding scientist – geologist.
S.Abaev was born in mountain village Tsey, North Ossetia. In 1939 he graduated from Kharkov Polytechnic Institute and after that was appointed to work as a geologist in the eastern regions of the USSR.
Later on he headed the key projects, exploring the natural resources of Siberia.
For the great contribution in developing the several ore deposits in 1964 Salat Abaev was honored with the prestigious Lenin Prize.
One of the streets in Bilibino (Siberia), where he lived many years, named after S.Abaev.