Grigoriev Andrei Aleksandrovich 
(20.10 (01.11)1883-02.05.1968)


Soviet physical geographer, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 
Born in Tsarskoye Selo near St. Petersburg. 
After graduating from St. Petersburg University in 1907, Grigoriev improved in geography at the universities of Berlin and Heidelberg. From 1909 to 1916 he collaborated in the department of geography of the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopaedic Dictionary. 
Since 1918, Grigoriev participated in the organization of the Geographical Institute in Leningrad - the first higher geographical educational institution in Russia. He was his professor and dean; from 1925 to 1936 was a professor of the Leningrad State University. 
Grigoriev's field studies were carried out in the Bolshezemelskaya tundra, in the Southern Urals, in Yakutia and on the Kola Peninsula. He was a member of the Main Editorial Board of the 2nd edition of the
Great Soviet Encyclopedia, was the chief editor of the Short Geographic Encyclopedia. 
On the initiative of Grigoriev in 1918, a department of industrial-geographical study of Russia was organized under the Commission for the Study of Productive Forces of the Academy of Sciences, which was later transformed into an institute of geography. 
Until 1951 he was its director, and later headed the department of the history of geography.

The main works of Grigoriev concern the issues of the general theory of physical geography, the principles and methods of physical-geographical regionalization, the characterization of types of geographic environments, the history of the development of geographical thought in Russia and abroad.

 

St. Petersburg English Prospect, 2. Here in the apartment number 10 lived Grigoriev at the time of 1934. At this address, and now live Grigoriev


He developed the doctrine of the geographic shell of the Earth. His monograph "Subarctic" was in 1947 awarded the Stalin Prize 2 degrees. Grigoriev was awarded the Order of Lenin and World War II degree, 2 Orders of the Red Banner of Labor, the medal "For Valiant Labor in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-945.". Geographic studies of Grigoriev were marked by the IRGO Small Silver Medal (1905), the Medal N.M. Przhevalsky (1928), the Great Gold Medal of the All-Union Geographical Society (1965). 
He died in Moscow, buried in the Novodevichy cemetery. 
The river flows into the Sims Bay on the northeast coast of Taimyr. Named in 1951 by the North-Taimyr Expedition.

 

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