Andreev, Alexander Ignatyevich (1887–1959)
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Andreev, Alexander Ignatyevich (1887–1959) – a Soviet historian, archaeographer, the Arctic Ocean explorer, a specialist in Siberian history, PhD in History (1940), and a professor (1945). He graduated from the History Department of St. Petersburg University in 1916. In the 1920–1930s, he participated in expeditions around Yakutia and the coast of the Kara Sea. In the 1930–1950s, he worked as a researcher in the Institute of History, and the History and Archive Institute. He is the author of many works dedicated to the history of Siberia and Russian North, the history of geographic discoveries in the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, and the history of Russian science, among which are “The Expedition of V. Bering,” “The Role of the Russian Navy in the Geographic Discoveries of the eighteenth and nineteenth to twentieth centuries,” “Letters and Papers of Peter the Great,” and works about G. I. Nevelskoy, the Laptev brothers, S. P. Krasheninnikov, and many others.
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