Kalin Vladimir Yakovlevich
Born in the city of Gadyach, Poltava Province, in a peasant
In 1927, Kalin graduated from the seven-year school and until
1930 he worked in Stalino in the garage.
In 1931 he moved to Leningrad, worked at the Krasny Putilovets
1932 he entered the Institute of Mechanization Engineers, but in
1935 he moved to Hydrographic, which he graduated in 3 years.
While still a student, Kalin participated in topographic and
geodetic works on the White Sea-Baltic Canal, on Novaya Zemlya, in
1937, as a technician-hydrograph, he sailed on the
After graduation, Kalin joined in the hard work of the hydrograph
in various regions of the Arctic. First,
the hydrographic work on the ship
"Ivan Papanin" in the Kara Sea, then in
in the Indigirka hydro squad, in 1942–1943
work in the Tiksi hydro base, where he carried out
topographic and geodetic works,
was the head of the hydrographic
unit on the hydrographic vessel
was followed by the Chukchi and Dixon expeditions.
In 1945, Kalin was seconded to the directorate of
Higher Arctic Marine School of. S.O.
Makarov for work
and study in graduate school. After
graduating from graduate school in 1948, Kalin headed the Provedonic
hydrobase, and a year later was seconded to the Academy of the Navy.
He was awarded the medal "For
the Defense of the Soviet Arctic".
He died in Leningrad from a heart attack. He
was buried at Bolsheokhtinsky cemetery. The
grave was destroyed during the construction of Energetikov Avenue.
the south of the island of George Land Archipelago Franz-Josef Land. At
the suggestion of polar hydrographs, the name was approved by the
Arkhangelsk Regional Executive Committee in July 1956 (Decision No.