Burov Yury Pavlovich 
(1934–26.12.1977)


Arctic geologist. 
Born in Leninogorsk, East Kazakhstan Region, in a geological family. In 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 engineer-geologist. 
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 Cemetery. 
Mountain in the very east of the Land of Haakon VII, Svalbard. 
The coordinates are 79° 19.9'N  13° 37.5'E. It is named by the Norwegian Polar Institute as advised by NIIGA.

 

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