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Anzhu Islands

 

the central and largest islands in the Novosibirsk island group in the Laptev and East Siberian seas. The Anzhu Islands are Kotel’nyi, Faddeevskii, Novaia Sibir’, and Bel’kovskii. Their overall area is about 29,000 sq km. The landscape is dominated by low-lying accumulative plains (average altitude 60–80 m), occupied by arctic tundras. The islands were named after the polar explorer P. F. Anjou (in Russian, Anzhu).

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They include: Petr Fedorovich Anzhu, now nearly 70, a veteran of several important Arctic explorations from the 1820s; Fedor Fedorovich Brandt, a Prussian-born zoologist with an impressive publishing record, now in his 60s; and Ivan Iakovlevich Gorlov, a former member (mid-1850s) of the Statistical Division of the Ministry of State Domains.