The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Bugor, Vasiliy Yermolayevich (?–?)

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Bugor, Vasiliy Yermolayevich (?–?) – a pathfinder and an Arctic Russian mariner, one of the discoverers of East Siberia. In 1628, he followed the southernmost way from the Yenisei to the Lena: along the rivers Angara, Ilima, Igirma, Kuta, and Lena and continued the discovery of the Angara Range. In the summer of 1647, he went in a Koch boat down the Lena and reached the Indigirka via the sea, later reaching the Kolyma River. Together with M. Stadukhin, he reached the Anadyr through the Anloy Range and the Anadyr Highland and returned to the Kolyma. In 1656 and 1657, he navigated twice the East Siberian and the Laptev seas hunting for walruses.

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