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Non-Returnee. A Story of One Escape

... failure to return to Russia after vacation and disagreeable administrative hearing related to this event. Yes, Gmelin was a ‘non-returnee’. This circumstance might explain the suspicious attitude of the St. Petersburg Academy to his Journey across Siberia and the Academy’s reluctance to translate the book into Russian. Actually the initial rejection of the monograph was to a certain extent of ideological character, then, as it usually happens, the negative attitude continued by inertia, as a result we still ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gmelin , expedition , Siberia , academy
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