East Siberian Sea, Names
East Siberian Sea, Names – up to the beginning of the twentieth century, the sea had several names: the Ledovitoe (the Ice) Sea, the Ledyanoe (the Ice) Sea, the Indigirka Sea, the Northern Sea, and the Siberian Sea. It was renamed into the East Siberian Sea at the beginning of the twentieth century by the Imperial Russian Geographic Society after the suggestion of Prof. Y.M. Shokalskiy. The name was approved by the decree of the Central Executive Commission of the USSR of June 27, 1935. Till 1933–1935 the Chukchi Sea was considered a part of the East Siberian Sea. It became independent after G.E. Ratmanov’s explorations (1932–1933) on the icebreaker “Krasin” (1935).