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Russian team member of Sheldon's Physics Bowl team, who works as the janitor on the third floor of the Physics department.

He was a physicist at the "Leningrad Polytechnika" in the former Soviet Union and gives the correct answer to the last question of the Physics Bowl, "-8πα". However, Sheldon refuses to accept his answer and his team loses (0113).

It should be noted that "Leningrad Polytechnika" most likely refers to the "Kalinin Polytechnical Institute" (today renamed as "Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University") in St. Petersburg, Russia. Three Nobel prize winning physicists are amongst the alumni of the institute: Pyotr Kapitsa, Nikolay Semyonov, and Zhores Alferov [[1]].

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