Ivan Shchukin

Shchukin, Ivan Semenovich


Born Apr. 28 (May 10), 1885, in Moscow. Soviet physical geographer. Doctor of geographical sciences (1935). Honored Scientist of the RSFSR (1957).

Shchukin graduated from Moscow University in 1911. In 1918 he became a docent in the subdepartment of geography of Moscow State University. From 1935 to 1941 he was a professor and senior research worker at the Geographic Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Shchukin is one of the founders of the Soviet school of geomorphology. In 1944 he organized the subdepartment of geomorphology in the department of geography at Moscow State University and headed the subdepartment from 1944 to 1960. His long years of expeditionary research in the Caucasus and Middle Asia have provided the basis for his works on general and regional geomorphology and physical geography. He has compiled a four-language encyclopedic dictionary of terms of physical geography.

Shchukin has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals. Since 1955 he has been an honorary member of the Geographical Society of the USSR. Two peaks in the Gissar-Alai, an inlet on Lake Urup, a mountain range in East Antarctica, and a glacier in the Dzungarian Alatau have been named after Shchukin.


Obshchaia morfologiia sushi, vols. 1–2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1934–38.
Obshchaia geomorfologiia, vols. 1–3. Moscow, 1960–74.
Ocherki geomorfologii Kavkaza, part 1. Moscow, 1926.
Ocherki fizicheskoi geografii Srednei Azii, part 1. Moscow, 1956.
Zhizn gor. Moscow, 1959. (With O. E. Shchukina.)


Gvozdetskii, N. A., and A. I. Spiridonov, “K iubileiu I. S. Shchukina.” In the collection Rel’efi landshafty. Moscow, 1977.
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Por ejemplo, el artesano Ivan Shchukin y su esposa Alena fueron registrados asignandoles 25 y 30 anos respectivamente, y si los cotejamos con los datos de 1798, resulta que ambos tenian 50 anos; el agricultor Ivan Trukhmanov aparece envejecido en cuatro anos, pero no tenia 43 sino 55.
En un documento financiero de la oficina de Ojotsk de esta sociedad, fechado el 29 de abril 1817, que considera el pago de impuestos por los trabajadores contratados, aparecen, entre otros, los "pobladores del distrito de Irkutsk", Semen Krylatskii, Ivan Shchukin, Stepan Kazantsev, Aleksandr Golovin y Fedor Balakin, que se citan expresamente (Grinev 2013: 461).
En abril de 1818, dos de ellos, el cerrajero Ivan Shchukin y el calderero Ivan Krylatskii, presentaron una peticion a Hagemeister para que les concediera la libertad, requisito previo para poder viajar a Rusia.
For example, the craftsman Ivan Shchukin and his wife Alena (Elena) were designated in 1794 as being 25 and 30 years old, respectively, while according to the "register" of 1798 both of them were 50 years old; the farmer Ivan Trukhmanov "aged" in four years from 43 to 55.
In a financial document of the RAC's Okhotsk office for 29 April 1817, which regarded the payment of poll taxes by "workers" who were in the company service, among others, the "settlers of the Irkutsk district" Semen Krylatskii, Ivan Shchukin, Stepan Kazantsev, Aleksandr Golovin, and Fedor Balakin are named.