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Description of the City of Irkutsk and Its Suburbs. "Irkutsk Customs and Life-Style"

... sought its justifications, not forgetting to discuss exceptions to the rule. As an example, the fragment we are offering you starts with Steller’s thoughts on the impact of natural conditions on human characters and habits. During his trip in 1740 from Irkutsk to Yakutsk Steller found much evidence that supported his idea. He had a liking for Siberian peasants and was amazed by their excellent health, firm moral principles, and diligence. All these qualities complied with the Protestant ideals he cherished. According to the traveler, the peasants from the Russian villages along the Lena River ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , Steller , Irkutsk , expedition
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Moving Beyond the Horizon, or a Prayer for Overcoming

... freight in Krasnoyarsk, where they were spending the winter, and sorted through it. Then they sent a report to the Irkutsk authorities and asked them to prohibit Steller, as a person who “cannot work independently”, from traveling to Kamchatka. Irkutsk was not Kamchatka; no matter what you could call it—it was at least civilization. Had Steller remained there, he would not have subjected his life to extreme danger, and for his scientific investigation Siberia offered him great opportunities, if he only had had the desire to take advantage of them. But this would not have been Steller. He was a scientist by the Lord’s mercy, and a person in love with the horizon. But the horizon is unattainable; it ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , expedition , Siberia , Irkutsk
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Russian Siberians and Alcohol. Based on the Papers of the Second Kamchatka Expedition

... State Archive of Ancient Acts. — Archives 181, 199. 3. The Second Kamchatka Expedition. Documents. 1730—1733. — Part 1:Marine detachments. — Мoscow, 2001. 4. Georg Wilhelm Steller. Letters and Documents. 1740. — Moscow, 1998. 5. E. P. Zinner. Siberia in the Eyes of Western European Travelers and Scholars of the 18th c.” — Irkutsk, 1968. 6. S. P. Krasheninnikov. Description of Kamchatka. — Moscow—Leningrad, 1949. 7. S. P. Krasheninnikov in Siberia. Unpublished materials. — Moscow—Leningrad, 1966. 8. G. W. Steller. Description of Kamchatka. — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy,...

Modified: 30.12.2006
Siberia , Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , Gmelin , alcohol , vodka , wine , Irkutsk , Yakutsk , Kamchatka
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Description of the City of Irkutsk and Its Suburbs. "Irkutsk Customs and Life-Style"

... sought its justifications, not forgetting to discuss exceptions to the rule. As an example, the fragment we are offering you starts with Steller’s thoughts on the impact of natural conditions on human characters and habits. During his trip in 1740 from Irkutsk to Yakutsk Steller found much evidence that supported his idea. He had a liking for Siberian peasants and was amazed by their excellent health, firm moral principles, and diligence. All these qualities complied with the Protestant ideals he cherished. According to the traveler, the peasants from the Russian villages along the Lena River ...

Modified: 30.09.2004
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , Steller , Irkutsk , expedition
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Moving Beyond the Horizon, or a Prayer for Overcoming

... freight in Krasnoyarsk, where they were spending the winter, and sorted through it. Then they sent a report to the Irkutsk authorities and asked them to prohibit Steller, as a person who “cannot work independently”, from traveling to Kamchatka. Irkutsk was not Kamchatka; no matter what you could call it—it was at least civilization. Had Steller remained there, he would not have subjected his life to extreme danger, and for his scientific investigation Siberia offered him great opportunities, if he only had had the desire to take advantage of them. But this would not have been Steller. He was a scientist by the Lord’s mercy, and a person in love with the horizon. But the horizon is unattainable; it ...

Modified: 30.09.2004
Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , expedition , Siberia , Irkutsk
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