Krasovsky Feodosiy Nikolaevich 

An outstanding Soviet astronomer-geodesist, corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, honored worker of science and technology of the RSFSR. 
Born in Galicia, now Kostroma region. In 1900 he graduated from the Land Survey Institute in Moscow, in 1907 he began teaching there, from 1912 he became the head of the department. At the end of 1928, at the initiative of Krasovsky, the Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Aerial Survey and Cartography was established, in which it was held during 1928–1930. was a director, and then until 1937 the deputy director for science. 
In 1924–1930 Krasovsky led astronomical, geodesic and cartographic work in the USSR. In 1928, he developed a program of astronomical and geodetic works, which provided for the construction of an astronomic-geodesic network on the territory of the USSR in order to substantiate topographic surveys and solve scientific problems of geodesy related to determining the shape and size of the Earth. By the mid-1970s, the entire territory of the USSR was covered by this network, and a large part of it created continuous networks of state triangulation, which serves as the direct basis for topographic surveys and engineering and geodetic works. 
In 1940, Krasovsky and A.A. Izotov determined from measurements the dimensions of the earth's ellipsoid, which has become standard for geodetic works in the USSR and other countries. Krasovsky outlined ways to develop the scientific problems of geodesy and gravimetry in close connection with the problems of geophysics and geology. 
Krasovsky’s merits were awarded with two Stalin Prizes in 1943 and 1952 (posthumously), the Orders of Lenin and the Red Banner of Labor, and medals. 
He died in Moscow. He was buried at Vvedensky (German) cemetery in Moscow. A massive monument in the form of a truncated black granite pyramid is installed on the grave. The monument was built with funds raised by the Department of Higher Geodesy MIIGAiK and geodesic organizations of the country. The burial is protected by the state. 
His children were previously buried in the same grave, and after Theodosius Nikolayevich’s death, his wife, who had survived her husband by almost 20 years, was buried next to the grave.

Cape in the south of the island of Brady archipelago Franz-Josef Land. Named in the 1950s by Soviet cartographers.


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