Polunin, Fedor

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Polunin, Fedor Afanas’evich


Dates of birth and death unknown. Russian geographer.

From 1771 to 1774, Polunin was a voevoda (military governor) in the city of Vereia. He compiled the Geographical Lexicon of the Russian State (1773), a Russian geographical dictionary that served as a reference work on the physical and economic geography of Russia until the publication of P. Semenov’s Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of the Russian Empire (vols. 1–5, 1862–83).

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