Landin Ivan Alekseevich 
(1897–11.01.1938)


Member of the Civil War, a leading worker in the system of Polar Aviation. 
Born in the city of Pokrov of the Moscow (now Vladimir) region.

After the October Revolution he went to serve in the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army. He participated in the battles of the Civil War, being the commander of the 53rd armored corps. Repeatedly distinguished in battles.

He distinguished himself during the storming of the fortress in Old Bukhara. On September 1, 1920, Landin secretly pulled up to the fortress on his armored vehicle and opened fire to suppress her loopholes, depriving the enemy of the opportunity to counterattack Soviet units. By order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic No. 50 in 1921, the commander of the armored corps Ivan Landin was awarded the first Order of the Red Banner of the RSFSR.

By order of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic No. 227 in 1922, the commander of the armored corps Ivan Landin was again awarded the Order of the Red Banner of the RSFSR. 
In 1931-1932 Landin was the head of Aeroflot's northeast polar expedition, which surveyed air routes from Cape Dezhnev to Tiksi. The mouths of the Alazei, Indigirka, Khrom and Omullakh lips were examined. The depth was measured from a small pioneer schooner, which had a slight draft and was able to pass near the coast. 
In 1933, he led the West-Taimyr expedition of the Polar Aviation Directorate of the Northern Sea Route to explore the western coast of the Taimyr Peninsula. 
March 15, 1937 Landin was arrested on charges of participating in a counter-revolutionary terrorist organization, and on January 11, 1938 he was sentenced to death by the Military Collegium of the USSR Supreme Court. The sentence was carried out on the same day near the village of Kommunarka, Moscow Region. His ashes are buried on the Kommunarka shooting range.

 

The shooting range "Kommunarka".

Entrance gates. year 2012


In November 1957 Landin was rehabilitated by the Military Collegium of the USSR Supreme Court. 
Strait in the Kara Sea, separating the island of Kaminsky from the mainland. Named by the Commission on Geographical Names of the Hydrographic Enterprise of the Ministry of the Navy. The name was approved by the decision of the Dikson regional executive committee of February 28, 1973.

 

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