Vorobyov Vsevolod Ivanovich 
(12 (24)11.1898–09.02.1984)

Arctic hydrograph, honorary polar explorer. 
Born in St. Petersburg in the family of employees. After graduating from the Naval Cadet Corps in 1918, Vorobiev began his hydrographic activity, which was almost entirely associated with the Arctic. Only in the first five years he worked according to the
State Commission for Electrification of Russia plan on the rivers of the North-West. Its leader in these years was I.E. Bialokoz, the son of the first, under Soviet power, the head of the Main Hydrographic Department E.L. Byalokoz. 
In 1923, Vorobyev became a member of Ubekosibiri and was appointed assistant to the captain of the
hydrographic vessel "Iney", who conducted hydrographic work in the Kara Sea and the mouths of Siberian rivers. He was one of the first who began to master a new means of determining the location of the vessel - radio direction finding. Between the navigations, Vorobiev devoted a lot of effort to improving his qualifications: he studied the deviation, mastered astronomical observations. During his time in Ubekosibiri, he identified more than 30 astronomical sites on the coast of the Kara Sea. Much has happened in these years. One day in September 1926, due to a storm, for 5 days they could not remove it from the astropic station. In 1929, when disembarking on the northern tip of the island, the White boat was covered in a wave and flooded. Hydrographs had to carry on their hands the remnants of equipment and food. Sparrow at this time already commanded "Iney" and could not land on the beach for astronomical observations. But he knew that no one would fulfill them faster and better. 
In 1931, Vorobiev headed the hydrographic department of Ubekosibir and at the same time Obsk, and then Yenisei detachments. When it for the first time began to use the plane to clarify the coastline. 
In 1933–1934 expedition under the leadership of Vorobiev, numerous unknown islands were inspected and mapped for the first time in Minin's skerries in the Kara Sea, 
traces of missing expedition of V.A. Rusanov of great historical interest  were found. 
In 1935, Vorobyev was transferred to work at 
the Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route. At the same time, he was appointed head of the hydrographic expedition in the Kara Sea, and in 1937–1938. - Deputy Head of the Hydrographic Expedition of the Laptev Sea on icebreaking steamer "G. Sedov". During the wintering period, the expedition specialists organized a “drifting university,” which was headed by Vorobyev. The training of students-interns who remained on the vessel was conducted by such prominent specialists as I.D. Zhongolovich, N.I. Evgenov, S.A. Yanchenko, Yu.K. Chernyavsky and others. 
In the last pre-war years, Vorobiev led expeditions on the icebreaking steamers "Sadko" and "G. Sedov". The last post of him and found the war. A few days later, Captain 3rd Rank Vorobiev arrived in Tallinn to continue his service in the hydrographic department of the Baltic Fleet. On the ship "Hercules" he participated in the dramatic Tallinn crossing, hydrographic support of the fleet's actions in the defense of the Hanko peninsula. During the entire blockade, Vorobiev was in Leningrad and Kronstadt, participated in the hydrographic support of combat trawling and mine settings, aerial photography of minefields, and artillery instrumental reconnaissance. In 1944, after leaving the war in Finland, he was assigned to the new naval base Porkaludd, where he was in charge of the navigation equipment of the naval fairways. 
At the end of the war, Vorobyov was transferred to Leningrad to the chief editorial board of the Naval Atlas of the Navy for the position of head of the department of navigation and operational maps. After the release of the first volume of the atlas, Vorobiev was awarded the 1st degree Stalin Prize as part of a collective of employees. 
The military achievements of Vorobyov were awarded the orders of Lenin, Red Star (twice), Red Banner, World War 2 degrees, medals "For the Defense of Leningrad", "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.". 
He died in Leningrad, buried at the Bolsheokhtinsky cemetery. 
The strait between the islands of West and East Kamenny in the group of Kamenny islands in the Kara Sea west of the Pyasinsky Bay. 
Named in the 1990s.


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