Bodnarskii, Mitrofan Stepanovich

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Bodnarskii, Mitrofan Stepanovich


Born Dec. 24, 1870, in the village of Svershchevo, Kholmsk District, Lublin Province; died Sept. 19, 1953, in Moscow. Soviet geographer. Doctor of geographical sciences (1936).

Bodnarskii graduated from Moscow University in 1910 and began teaching there in 1912, becoming a professor in 1925. He also lectured in other higher educational institutions in Moscow as well as in Ivanovo, Voronezh, and Mogilev. His principal works are devoted to the history of geography and geographical discoveries.


Velikii Severnyi morskoi put’: Istorikogeograficheskii ocherk otkrytiia Severno-vostochnogo prokhoda. Moscow-Leningrad, 1926.
Ocherki po istorii russkogo zemlevedeniia. Moscow, 1947.
Antichnaia geografiia. Moscow, 1953.
Slovar’ geograficheskikh nazvanii, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1958.
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