Vollosovich Konstantin Adamovich
geologist, researcher of the Arctic regions of Siberia.
Born in the village of Starchitsy, Slutsk district, Minsk
province (now the village of October, Soligorsk district, Minsk
region) in the family of a priest.He studied at the Minsk
Theological Seminary, without completing it, passed exams for a
gymnasium course. In
1892 he graduated from the University of Warsaw.
In 1894, for his revolutionary activities, Vollosovich was
arrested, sitting in the Peter and Paul Fortress and in the Warsaw
On the instructions of the St. Petersburg Mineralogical Society,
Vollosovich took part in the expedition of Academician F.N.
the shores of the European Arctic Ocean. In
the 1880s, while in exile in Arkhangelsk, he studied the glacial
formations of the region.
In 1900, Vollosovich was exiled to Eastern Siberia for his
political activities. There,
he received an offer from the Academy of Sciences to take part in
the Russian Polar Expedition
E.V. Toll on
the Novosibirsk Islands. His
task was to guide the auxiliary party, engaged in the device of food
warehouses on the islands
of Faddeevsky and Kotelny in
case of the death of the RPE vessel. With
a group of 10 people on five dogs and two reindeer sleds in March
1901, Vollosovich moved to the New Siberian
Islands from Ust-Jansk. He
coped with his challenging task very successfully, arranging seven
food depots on the Kotelny, Faddeyevsky, New Siberia and Lyakhovsky
Vollosovicha V. Gorokhov and N. Protodeaconov (Deaconov) accompanied
Toll in his last tragic campaign on the island
of Bennett. Simultaneously
with the organization of the depot, Vollosovich conducted very
valuable geological studies, collecting rich collections of samples. During
the wintering of the
Russian Polar Expedition on Kotel'niy Island, he traveled with Toll
on a sleigh ride to the mouth of the Balykty River. He
remained at the "Zaria" until the daylight.
Vollosovich in the kitchen. Kotel'niy,
of Sciences f.14 op.2 case 217)
In 1907, Vollosovich conducted geological surveys on the
Kharaulakhsky ridge on Taimyr, in 1908 he led the expedition of the
St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences to Yakutia on the Sanga-Yuryakh
River, which was engaged in excavating the mammoth. In
1909, he headed the western, Leno-Kolymsky, expedition team of
geologist I.P.Tolmacheva, whose main task was to survey the sea
coast between the Lena and Kolyma rivers. Vollosovich's
detachment achieved brilliant results by conducting a topographic
survey of more than two thousand kilometers of the Arctic coast
based on 25 astronomical points in six months. In
addition, the most valuable meteorological, hydrological and
geological materials were obtained. Unfortunately,
the expedition materials were published only in 1930.
In 1909–1910 Vollosovich
was engaged in the excavation of mammoths on Big
In 1912, Vollosovich was dismissed from the Ministry of Public
Education, in which he had been registered since 1900, with the
phrase “due to domestic circumstances”. Most likely, this was due to
the state of health, the weakness of which manifested itself even in
the expedition of Toll. In
recent years, he has developed tuberculosis, and he was no longer
able to work in the north. After
the revolution, Vollosovich hit the Caucasus. His
life was interrupted due to a ridiculous accident - he died in a
train accident near Kharkov.
Island and Cape off
the northern coast of the island of the October Revolution. Named
in 1951 by Arctic
Research Institute of Geology staff.
the north of the island Kotelny archipelago Novosibirsk islands.