Kolychev Viktor Nikitovich
(1888 - ?)
He was born in Astrakhan province (now the village
Staritsa Chernoyarsky district of Astrakhan region).
A naval officer, a Colonel of the administrative service. A
participant Civil and great Patriotic wars.
Awards: Medal "XX years of the red army"(22.02.1938), Order of the
Red banner (03.11.1944), Order of Lenin (21.02.1945).
First Commissioner of the Expedition F.A. Mathisen in
the Lena Delta in 1920–1921 -
the first Soviet Arctic expedition.
Before the start of the expedition and during the movement to the
delta, Mathisen treated Kolychev with great suspicion, tried not to
notice him. However,
in the course of their work, their relationship changed
Kolychev knew the working conditions both on the sea and on the
the illness of Mathisen, he, in fact, led the detachment and led him
to the ship.
Mathisen wrote in his diary: "Political Commissar Kolychev is a man
with whom you can deal".
Kolychev's report on the results of the First Soviet Arctic
Expedition was published only in 1961 in the Proceedings of the
Institute of the History of Science and Technology. Unfortunately,
there is no more detailed information about this person. All
information about him is obtained from the diary of Mathisen
and site http://www.polarpost.ru/forum/viewtopic.
The isthmus of the
Bykovsky peninsula separating Tiksi Bay and the Gulf of Neelov. Named
by F.A. Mathisen