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Quest for the Triassic. Photo Essay

... densely populated sites; therefore, landscape details and clouds were clearly seen even at large distances. This historic spot near Ust’-Olenek Village houses the tombs of the famous Russian explorer V.V. Pronchishchev, member of the Great Northern Expedition, and his wife, T.F. Pronchishcheva, the first female polar explorer. Down the Lena The team returned to the motorship on August 13, soon after the end of work in the Olenek area. With the climate of those latitudes, it was nearly fall. Grasses ...

Modified: 14.08.2013
Lena river , diamonds , pyrops , exploration , expedition , Triassic
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"On a Bright and Sunny Night…" On the Life of Two Women Zoologists from Moscow in the Yamal Tundra during the Second World War

... to say, for home use. One of the subheadings of the manuscript was "To my children and grandchildren." The story is as follows. In 1941, having graduated from Moscow University, two friends, Varia Osmolovskaya and Tania Dunaeva, went on an expedition to Yamal for their first summer at the postgraduate school. They left in May and found out that World War II had broken out when they were in the tundra, on the River Shchuchya. They decided to keep to their plans. In mid-August, in the upper ...

Modified: 30.08.2010
expedition , Yamal , war years
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My AP

... Soviet Union and abroad. It was my good fortune that I worked together with him for twelve years at the Institute of History, Philology and Philosophy, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, which he founded in 1965. As a member of expeditions headed by him, I had a chance to see many monuments that later became the classics of archaeological studies. Mountains and plateaus, steppes and forest steppes, plains and lowlands of the Altai, East and West Siberia, Cis-Baikal and Trans-Baikal ...

Modified: 30.08.2008
Okladnikov , biography , expedition
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Great Northern Expedition: In the Wake of the Academic Detachment

The Second Kamchatka (Great Northern) Expedition of 1733—1743 led by Captain-Commodore Vitus Bering was one of the most grandiose enterprises in the history of world exploration: it encompassed the whole of Siberia from the Urals to the Pacific coast, the Arctic coast from the North Dvina ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , expedition , Miller
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A Journey across Siberia. Turks of the Krasnoyarsk Uyezd and Their Shamans

... Petersburg. In 1731 the 22-year-old scientist was appointed professor of the St. Petersburg Academy. Gmelin gained recognition of the European scientific community for the studies conducted within the framework of the Great Northern (Second Kamchatka) Expedition in 1733–1743... Johann Georg Gmelin was born in 1709 in Tubingen, Germany. He entered university at the age of 13 and completed his thesis when he was 18 years old. In 1727 Gmelin moved to St. Petersburg. In 1731 the 22-year-old scientist ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gmelin , expedition , Siberia , sorcerer , sorceress , tambourine , Tatars
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Non-Returnee. A Story of One Escape

... importance. But let us proceed in chronological order. In 1731 Gmelin was appointed to a professorship in chemistry and natural history, two and a half years later he started on his journey to Siberia as a member of the Academy team of the Kamchatka Expedition. The decision to join the expedition characterized him as a brave person who was utterly devoted to science. He had a chance to resign the trip to “the unknown” — six months before the trip Gmelin was taken ill with an almost fatal sickness; ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gmelin , expedition , Siberia , academy
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Description of the City of Irkutsk and Its Suburbs. "Irkutsk Customs and Life-Style"

..., whom Steller assisted in compiling a herbarium for the Academy, in 1736 the young scientist was invited to the Academy as a junior scientific assistant in natural history. A year later, Steller, as a volunteer, left for Siberia to take part in the expedition of the Academy Detachment of the Second Kamchatka Expedition. The twelve years that Steller spent in Russia were filled with adventures, hardships, and tragic events, but also with tireless studies and scientific discoveries that brought him ...

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

... [Peter the Great] had passed away, the earth began to rock under the archbishop’s feet and he started looking for spiritual support among intimate friends. He saw Steller as one of them. Nothing of the sort happened. The news about the Second Kamchatka Expedition agitated Steller’s restless heart. To Siberia! No one could dissuade him from this hasty (as most people would think) action. In Petersburg, Steller communicated with Daniel Gotlieb Messerschmidt who had traveled across Siberia from 1720 ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , expedition , Siberia , Irkutsk
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The Second Kamchatka Expedition is a Heroic Scientific Act of the 18th Century

... got rid of historical clichs that have proved unable to stand the test of time and started revising the views on the great German who has done much for the formation and development of Russian science. Mueller’s participation in the Second Kamchatka expedition as an informal leader of the Academic Detachment during the journey across Siberia in 1733—1743 was the most important milestone in the scientist’s destiny. Mueller visited all the districts of the Urals and Siberia, studied the archives ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Steller , Halle , Francke , Siberia
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. The Knights of the Taiga

... got rid of historical clichs that have proved unable to stand the test of time and started revising the views on the great German who has done much for the formation and development of Russian science. Mueller’s participation in the Second Kamchatka expedition as an informal leader of the Academic Detachment during the journey across Siberia in 1733—1743 was the most important milestone in the scientist’s destiny. Mueller visited all the districts of the Urals and Siberia, studied the archives ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Tunguses , Miller , expedition , Siberia , arrows
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"My Longing to Serve Society..."

... the beginning of the 19th century would have been possible. Mueller constantly searched for the new. And when a real opportunity to go to Siberia appeared, he gave up everything and went. Gmelin, who was initially appointed to the Second Kamchatka expedition by the Academy, had fallen ill. The Academy suggested that Mueller substitute for him, and he agreed with joy: he was fascinated by the perspective of working with living material and not with second-hand stories. Then Gmelin recovered and ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , expedition , Siberia
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. Indigenous Peoples of Siberia: Marriage and Family

G. F. Mueller was an outstanding investigator of Siberia, a member of the academic detachment of the Second Kamchatka Expedition organized in 1733–1743. In the course of his decennial peregrination, he was the first among Russian researchers to carry out comprehensive comparative studies of the ethnic history, languages, social relations, material and spiritual cultures ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , expedition , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , husband , bride , kalym , bridegroom , wife , marriage , family
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Russian Siberians of the 18th Century and Alcoholism

Documents left by the members of the academic detachment of the Second Kamchatka expedition (1733—1743), a journey of scientific exploration through Siberia, contain a lot of curious evidence of the manners and customs of the Russian and indigenous population of Siberia. Some historians studying these documents have made comments ...

Modified: 25.12.2007
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Siberia , vodka , wine , Steller , Gmelin , alcohol
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This Fragile World of Aurochs

It’s six o’clock in the morning. Day is breaking. The sky is growing pale but the sun is still hiding behind the ridge. The Venus twinkles in the south-east. The fog is so dense that you cannot see a birch tree 20 steps away. The silence is only broken by the brook rustling somewhere deep down… Trampling down the rusty ferns, I roll out of the tent anticipating a happy day: I’ll see aurochs today and, if lucky, will come close to them and make some exciting pictures. In the Shebalinsky region of...

Modified: 25.08.2007
auroch , Belovezh Pushcha , expedition , environmental protection
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Oil: Heroes of Our Past... and Present. Farman Salmanov: Let Love for Our Common Homeland, Russia, Unite Us

... the boy wished to study at the Petroleum Institute, he said: “You’ve made the right choice, Farman. And if you need my help, you’ll have it!” After leaving school, Salmanov worked for two years as a collector at the Shirvan Complex Geological Expedition. In 1949 he was enrolled in the Azerbaijan Industrial Institute for the specialty of geological engineer and oil industry worker. During the years of his study, he managed to come to Siberia three times for geological practical training. How ...

Modified: 25.06.2007
Farman Salmanov , oil , gas , field , geology , Siberia , expedition
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Going to the Hot Spot

... Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Institute of Biophysics, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Trofimuk Institute of Oil and Gas Geology and Geophysics. The first step in the project was a complex scientific expedition to the famous Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka. The pages of Science First Hand have been dedicated more than once to the problems of origin and evolution of the primitive life forms under the extreme conditions of the ancient Earth. And ...

Modified: 25.02.2007
Kamchatka , Geyser Valley , geysers , expedition , hot springs , extrathermophiles , bears
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Coronation of the Black Sun

... study this extremely beautiful space phenomenon during the eclipse. The first eclipse of the 21st century on the territory of Russia occurred on March 29, 2006. “Corona 2006” is the name given by Russian astrophysicists, eclipse hunters, to their expedition to the snow-covered observatory hidden among the icy peaks of Prielbrus’e. The higher you rise above the Earth, the purer and more transparent the air, and the brighter and clearer the photos of celestial phenomena become. The team that ...

Modified: 30.07.2006
solar eclipse , solar corona , expedition , Terskol
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Following Gerhard Friedrich Mueller's Route

The project for the Second Kamchatka Expedition (1733—1743) was developed by the St. Petersburg Academy jointly with the Senate and the Admiralty Collegium. The expedition became one of the most ambitious undertakings in the history of field explorations. It is not by chance that the expedition ...

Modified: 30.01.2006
Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , Siberia , Ob , church , expedition , Ostyaks , Second Kamchatka expedition
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. Indigenous Peoples of Siberia: Marriage and Family

G. F. Mueller was an outstanding investigator of Siberia, a member of the academic detachment of the Second Kamchatka Expedition organized in 1733–1743. In the course of his decennial peregrination, he was the first among Russian researchers to carry out comprehensive comparative studies of the ethnic history, languages, social relations, material and spiritual cultures ...

Modified: 30.05.2005
Second Kamchatka expedition , Siberia , expedition , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , husband , bride , kalym , bridegroom , wife , marriage , family
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Discovery of Siberia

... the II century B. C. Siberian peoples were part of the powerful movement of Nomadic Asia westwards. Many makers of European history — the Ugrians, Huns and the other — had their historic roots in Siberia… The First Russian hunting and military expeditions appeared in Siberia in XI–XIV centuries. However, the rampant expansion of the rule of Moscovy behind the Urals began after the fall of the Siberian Khanate, which was a fragment of the great Genghis Khan’s empire. It took Russians a relatively ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
Siberia , expedition , archaeology
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A Description of Siberian Peoples. The Knights of the Taiga

... got rid of historical clichs that have proved unable to stand the test of time and started revising the views on the great German who has done much for the formation and development of Russian science. Mueller’s participation in the Second Kamchatka expedition as an informal leader of the Academic Detachment during the journey across Siberia in 1733—1743 was the most important milestone in the scientist’s destiny. Mueller visited all the districts of the Urals and Siberia, studied the archives ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
Second Kamchatka expedition , Tunguses , Miller , expedition , Siberia , arrows
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"My Longing to Serve Society..."

... the beginning of the 19th century would have been possible. Mueller constantly searched for the new. And when a real opportunity to go to Siberia appeared, he gave up everything and went. Gmelin, who was initially appointed to the Second Kamchatka expedition by the Academy, had fallen ill. The Academy suggested that Mueller substitute for him, and he agreed with joy: he was fascinated by the perspective of working with living material and not with second-hand stories. Then Gmelin recovered and ...

Modified: 30.01.2005
Second Kamchatka expedition , Gerhard Friedrich Mueller , expedition , Siberia
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Description of the City of Irkutsk and Its Suburbs. "Irkutsk Customs and Life-Style"

..., whom Steller assisted in compiling a herbarium for the Academy, in 1736 the young scientist was invited to the Academy as a junior scientific assistant in natural history. A year later, Steller, as a volunteer, left for Siberia to take part in the expedition of the Academy Detachment of the Second Kamchatka Expedition. The twelve years that Steller spent in Russia were filled with adventures, hardships, and tragic events, but also with tireless studies and scientific discoveries that brought him ...

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

... [Peter the Great] had passed away, the earth began to rock under the archbishop’s feet and he started looking for spiritual support among intimate friends. He saw Steller as one of them. Nothing of the sort happened. The news about the Second Kamchatka Expedition agitated Steller’s restless heart. To Siberia! No one could dissuade him from this hasty (as most people would think) action. In Petersburg, Steller communicated with Daniel Gotlieb Messerschmidt who had traveled across Siberia from 1720 ...

Modified: 30.09.2004
Second Kamchatka expedition , Steller , expedition , Siberia , Irkutsk
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The Second Kamchatka Expedition Is a Heroic Scientific Act of the 18th Century

... got rid of historical clichs that have proved unable to stand the test of time and started revising the views on the great German who has done much for the formation and development of Russian science. Mueller’s participation in the Second Kamchatka expedition as an informal leader of the Academic Detachment during the journey across Siberia in 1733—1743 was the most important milestone in the scientist’s destiny. Mueller visited all the districts of the Urals and Siberia, studied the archives ...

Modified: 30.09.2004
Second Kamchatka expedition , expedition , Steller , Halle , Francke , Siberia
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