Burov Yury Pavlovich
Born in Leninogorsk, East Kazakhstan Region, in a geological
1940, his father was transferred to Ust-Kamenogorsk, where the whole
family moved to him, and in 1945 after the sudden death of his
father, the Burovs moved to permanent residence in Leningrad.
In 1952, after graduating from high school, the young man entered
the geological exploration department of the Leningrad State
Institute and in 1957 received a diploma of mining
Practically all the scientific and production
activity of Burov was held at NIIGA. He
worked first on the Yenisei Expedition, and then on the Spitsbergen
Party, becoming one of the leading specialists in the geology of
this archipelago. A
confirmation of his high professional level was a two-year business
trip from the USSR Ministry of Geology to Mongolia. For
his successful work there, he was awarded an honorary diploma of the
Ministry of Geology of the Mongolian People's Republic.
Upon returning from a mission abroad, Burov continued to work in
Svalbard as part of NIIGA, and during 1969–1972. in
the trust "Arktikugol".
He died in Leningrad after a serious illness. He
was buried at the South
the very east of the Land of Haakon VII, Svalbard. The
coordinates are 79°
13° 37.5'E. It is named
by the Norwegian Polar Institute as advised by NIIGA.