Dobkin Innokentiy Yakovlevich
polar explorer, hydrograph.
Born in Petrovsk, Transbaikal, Chita region in the family of an
1931 he graduated from the local nine-year school and entered a cast
iron foundry as a mechanic.
In 1939, after graduating from the geodesic department of the
Omsk Agricultural Institute, Dobkin received a specialty as a
geodetic engineer and was assigned to work in the land management
department of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. There
they could not use it, and he moved to the Lensky Hydrographic
Department of the
Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route, going as a surveyor to the Yansky District.
During the war years, Dobkin was a member of the
Providence hydrobase, participated in hydrographic work on the
Bering Strait, the Vankarem and Chukotka expeditions.
In 1947, he moved to the Northern Porto-Survey Expedition of the
Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route,
and in 1950 - to the post of head
of the astronomical and geodetic department of expedition No. 4 of
Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route.
He died in Franz Josef Land.
the southeast of the island Alexandra Land archipelago Franz-Josef
name was approved by the Arkhangelsk Regional Executive Committee in
1956 (Decision No. 271).