The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Sychov, Vasily (?–?)

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Sychov, Vasily (?–?) – was an explorer, Arctic navigator, and one of the pioneers of the East Siberia north. In 1643 S. led an expedition from Turukhansk to Khatanga Bay, entering the middle part of the Anabar River, which he discovered. In 1648 S. went down to the Anabar mouth, where he met a group of Cossack Y. Semyonov’s riflemen, arriving from Turukhansk to release S. Semyonov’s continued exploration of Khatanga Bay, initiated by S., and found Anabar Bay. Semyonov and S. discovered no less than 500 km of the Asian north coast. In 1648 they discovered the North Siberian Lowland.

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