Several areas in the Russian Arctic named after veteran hydrographers
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a resolution to officially name a number of previously unnamed capes and islands in the Russian Arctic.
“Names were given to ten geographical areas in the Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land archipelagos, including a number of capes and islands. These land features were produced by the melting of glaciers and discovered by the Northern Fleet Hydrographic Service during an expedition,” reports the Government’s press service.
Geographical areas were named after merited veteran hydrographers. Many of them were active during the Great Patriotic War. Thus, the Russian map has acquired Cape Bulanov, Cape Afanasenkov, Cape Admiral Vladimirsky, Cape Mamontov, Cape Moroz, the Island of Bukhmeyer, the Island of Osokin and the Island of Kuznetsov. Two more islands in the Franz Josef Land archipelago were given the names West Northbrook and East Northbrook. They are parts of a once single island that was later divided by a strait.
All these areas will soon be added to topographic and navigation sea maps.