Kulik Nestor Alekseevich
(09.12.1886 - 1942)
brother L.A. Kulik,
a famous meteor explorer.
He graduated from St. Petersburg University, was an employee of
the Geological and Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, in the 1930s - Senior Geologist of the
Geological Institute of the Academy
of Sciences, since 1937
doctor of Geological and
Mineralogical Sciences, employee of the Arctic Institute.
He worked in the Arctic (Vaigach, Amderma, Ugra Shar), in the
Northern Urals, the Caucasus, in the Mesopotamian Taurus, Mongolia,
Turkmenistan.As an employee of Rosdorproekt under
Council of People's Commissars of the RSFSR,
he led prospecting work in “habitable places”: on the Volga, in the
area of the future Kuybyshev hydroelectric complex, with the goal of
exploring building materials in the Volga region, Transcaucasia and
on the Black Sea coast. In
his letters to his brother, Kulik describes the most difficult
living conditions of the population of the Volga region: “On the
part of everyday life, it’s bad. There is nothing on the steamers or
on the piers. The
most hungry place. Not
better in Kazan, where it is difficult to get bread and stuff that
can be chewed. I'm
full only when I get to the party, where you can eat bread and drink
fall from gastric angst. I
remember with delight the Moscow and Leningrad abundance. Yes,
sir, province! All
this, of course, household trifles. They
do not paint as much as they paint life. With
what anguish I remember the herring jar that I cut from you! Or
a good strong tea. And
much more that seems as achievable here as fruit from Mars”.
was the fate of this man - he died of starvation in besieged
of burial unknown.
the north of Lake Taimyr. Named,
apparently, by Arctic geologists.