Matusevich, Nikolai

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Matusevich, Nikolai Nikolaevich


Born Mar. 29 (Apr. 10), 1879, in Nikolaev; died May 27, 1950, in Leningrad. Soviet hydrographer and geodesist; vice admiral and engineer; Honored Scientist and Technologist of the RSFSR (1944).

Matusevich graduated from the Maritime Academy in 1904 and the University of St. Petersburg in 1909. In 1931 he became a professor at the Naval Academy. Between 1911 and 1931 he directed hydrographic work in the White, Barents, and Kara seas. A bay on Oktiabr’skoi Revoliutsii Island (Severnaia Zemlia) and a river flowing into it have been named in honor of Matusevich. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and various medals.


“Nikolai Nikolaevich Matusevich.” Izv. Vses. geograficheskogo ob-va, 1950, vol. 82, issue 5.
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