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Admiral Kolchak and his island

Admiral, KolchakThe island was discovered in the Taimyr Bay and mapped in 1901 polar expedition on board the Dawn “under the leadership of Eduard Toll . Later it was called by the name of the hydrograph of the expedition, while the Imperial Navy Lieutenant Alexander Kolchak.
In 1937, the island was renamed Kolchak Island Rastorgueva. But the authorities hurried: in the Kara Sea has been an island with that name! ..
Lieutenant Kolchak had served on the battleship Petropavlovsk, where during the stay of the ship in Piraeus, he found the Baron Toll, equipped an expedition to the mysterious Land Sannikov. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on August 21, 2010 in Island


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