Aristov Ivan Gavrilovich
polar explorer .
Born in the village Oshchepkovo Kostroma region. He
studied in a rural school, participated in agricultural work, in
1931 he entered the factory "Krasnaya Zarya" in Leningrad.
After graduating from rabfak in 1936, the following year he
entered the Hydrographic Institute of the Main Administration of the
Northern Sea Route.
In May 1941, after the completion of the fourth year of the
institute, Aristov was sent to work practice in Chukotka, to the
Providensky hydro base.War broke out, and the practice of Aristov
stretched out for five years.
There were not enough specialists, and he, a student
intern, had to do work that in peacetime would be entrusted only to
an experienced engineer.
Only after the end of the war in 1947, Aristov graduated from the
hydrographic department of the Higher Arctic Maritime School and
continued to work at the GU GUSMP. He
wintered on the New Siberian Islands, the Olenek Bay, the Izvestia
CEC Islands and the Arctic Institute in the Kara Sea, conducted
hydrographic work on the vessels “Iceberg”, “Vest”, “Vereshchagin”,
“Donets”, “Researcher”, “Tsirkul”, often combining the positions of
navigator and hydrograph. As
a navigator, he drove tractor-sled trains as part of the second and
eighth Soviet Aantarctic expeditions, and visited the south
The merits of Aristov are marked by the medal "For
Labor Difference", the sign "Honorary
Polar Explorer", his name is entered in the book of honor of the
Hydrographic Enterprise of the Ministry of Navy.
In 1968, Aristov retired. Having
undergone severe, often deadly arctic and antarctic tests, he died
untimely in a car accident.
He was buried in St. Petersburg at the Southern
entrance bay Plavnikovaya on eastern Taimyr. The
name was assigned by the decision of the Khatanga District Executive
Committee and approved by the decision of the Krasnoyarsk Regional
Executive Committee of March 2, 1973.