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Mikhail Mikhaylovich SOMOV

Mikhail SOMOV, USSR Polar explorer. Doctor of Geography Science since 1952; Deputy Director, Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, since 1953. Hero of Soviet Union, 1959; Vega Gold Medal of Swedish Anthropological and Geography Society, 1959.

Education

  • 1937 graduated Moscow Hydrometeorological Research Institute.

Career

  • Since 1945 member, various important polar expeditions. Flew to North Pole with pilot M. A. Titlov. 1950-1951 Head, “North Pole 2” Drifting Station.

    1955 headed Soviet Antarctic Expedition. Executive Editor, “Informatsionny byulleten sovetskoy antarkticheskoy ekspeditsii 1955g.” (Information Bulletin of the 1955 Soviet Antarctic Expedition).
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