Dobrotvorsky Leonid Fedorovich (Teodorovich) 
(13.04.1856-21.10(03.11).1915) 
 

Russian sailor, Rear Admiral. 
Born in Petersburg, in the family of the court counselor. 
In 1873, Dobrotvorsky entered the Naval School, graduated from him as a midshipman in 1877. He began his service as part of the 6th fleet crew.A year later, he was assigned to the ship "Zimbria", engaged in the transfer to North America of teams for the acquisition of cruisers purchased in the United States. After graduating from a business trip in February 1879, Dobrotvorsky served in various positions in the Baltic, in 1882, he was seconded to the
Main Physical Observatory of the Academy of Sciences, in 1883, in the rank of lieutenant, he was counted among the Hydrographic Department. 
An important milestone in the life of Dobrotvorsky was the leadership of the expedition, whose goal was to deliver building materials and rails for the Trans-Siberian Railway under construction from England to the mouth of the Yenisei. He was sent to England to oversee the construction of the expedition’s vessels: the Lieutenant Ovtsyn screw ship and the Lieutenant Malygin screw ship. In the course of a difficult month and a half voyage to Siberia, Pr. Malygina, Yenisei Bay, the lower reaches of the Yenisei. It was the experience gained during the Dobrotvorsky expedition that contributed to the decision to organize a hydrographic expedition to survey the mouths of the Ob and Yenisei, which was headed by A.I. Vilkitsky. 
In his younger years, Dobrotvorsky paid tribute to revolutionary activities. He was a member of the folk maritime circle. The leaders of his lieutenants N.E. Sukhanov and A.P. Stromberg was executed for participating in terrorist acts. From the arrest Dobrotvorsky saved a long voyage. Quite quickly, his revolutionary moods evaporated and, as A.S. Novikov-Priboy, he "began to care only about his career". 
In 1902, Dobrotvorsky graduated from the course of naval sciences in the Nikolaev Maritime Academy, temporarily headed the 9th naval crew. In 1903, during the war game "War with Japan", he played for the commander of the 1st Pacific Squadron, showing a tendency to make decisions "original and fantastic". 
As commander of the “Oleg” cruiser, Dobrotvorsky participated in the campaign of the squadron Z. Rozhestvensky and the Tsushima battle. In 1908 he was promoted to rear admirals and dismissed from service with his uniform and pension. 

Dobrotvorsky had a large number of military awards, including the Order of St. Vladimir of 4 degrees with a bow “for 20 successfully completed six-month companies”, the Order of St. Anna of 2 degrees with swords “for the distinction made in battles against the enemy in the past war” a bronze medal on the united Alexander and St. George ribbons in commemoration of the war of 1904–1905, the Tunisian Order of Nishtan-Iftikar of a large officer's cross. 
He died in Petrograd, buried in the Nikolsky cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. The grave is not preserved. 
Cape on the Zarya Peninsula on the coast of Taimyr in the Kara Sea. Named in 1900 by N.N. Kolomeitsev. 
Since 1933, the cape began to be called the Dobrotvorsky North, and the cape lying to the south was given the name Dobrotvorsky South.

 

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