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Vladimir Klavdievich Arsen'ev

explorer , author

Vladimir Arsen'ev, USSR Explorer, author.

Background

Arsen'ev, Vladimir was born on September 10, 1872 in Petersburg.

Career

From 1902 till mid-1920s almost continually engaged in exploring the Russian Far East (the Ussuri river, Kamchatka and the Commodore Islands). Became the leading authority in the world on this region. Taught in schools in the Soviet Far East.

In Gorkii’s words Arsen’ev was the ‘Russian Brehm and Fenimore Cooper’. Other works: Po Ussuriiskomu Kraiu, 1921, V Gorakh SikhoteAlinia, 1937.