The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Lavrov, Boris Vasilyevich (1886–1941)

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Lavrov, Boris Vasilyevich (1886–1941) – a Soviet economist, one of the builders of the Igarka Port. In 1933–1934, L. headed the First Lena expedition on three ships, “Pravda,” “Volodarskiy,” and “Stalin” and reached Tiksi Bay from the west. When returning during wintering at Ostrova Samuila, the northeast coast of Taymyr, after the plane crash, together with pilot M. Y. Lindel, he walked up to the polar station on the island of Domashniy, Severnaya Zemlya. Later, L. headed the GUSMP (Northern Sea Route chief directorate) Department for economic and cultural development of the peoples of the North. In 1936 he headed the company Nordvikstroy at Spitzbergen. In 1937, L. made a number of statements, which were inconsistent with the official policy of the GUSMP management, for which he was arrested by the NKVD.
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