The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Pinegin, Nikolay Vasilyevich (1883–1940)

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Pinegin, Nikolay Vasilyevich (1883–1940) – a Russian polar explorer, artist, and writer, in whose works the nautical theme has an important place. He graduated from the Kazan Art School in 1907 and the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg in 1916. As an artist, photographer, and cameraman, he participated in the expedition of Georgy Sedov on the schooner “St. Foka” in 1912–1914 and made the first documentary film in the Arctic. In 1916–1918 P. was an artist-historian of the Black Sea Fleet. From 1924, he worked in the Arctic, participated in the first airplane ice reconnaissance in the Novaya Zemlya area, led the construction of a polar station on the New Siberian Islands, and was its first head in 1927–1929. P. presented to the Academy of Sciences a detailed project of studies of Severnaya Zemlya. In 1931–1934, as a member of the Arctic Institute (now the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute), he participated in expeditions to the Archipelago of Franz Josef Land and in northern...

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