Latkin Dormidont Deevich 
(02.03.1928–14.07.1980)


Arctic hydrologist, honorary polar explorer. 
Born in the village of Dyurtyuli, Dyurtyulinsky district of the Bashkir ASSR in a working class family. 
In 1945, after graduating from Dyurtyulinsky high school, Latkin came to Leningrad and entered the Higher Arctic Maritime School. In 1950, with a degree in Oceanology, he was assigned to a military unit stationed in Baltiysk as the head of expeditionary work. 
In 1951, the Arctic period began in the life Latkina. He entered the Hydrographic Expedition of the Tiksin Hydro Base, where he worked as a senior hydrograph for three years: in the winter on ice, in the summer on hydrographic vessels. 
In 1954, Latkin returned to Leningrad, becoming an employee of the Pilot Hydrographic Expedition of the Pevek Hydro Base, which was part of the GU GUSMP. In 1955, after the reorganization of the GU GUSMP, he continued to work at the Hydrographic Enterprise of the Ministry of the Marine Fleet as a hydrological engineer for the wintering expedition based in Tiksi. This was followed by work on the Marine Hydrographic and Third Integrated Arctic Hydrographic Expeditions. On the basis of factual material obtained during the field research, Latkin prepared and in 1968 successfully defended his thesis at the AARI, receiving a degree from the Candidate of Geographical Sciences. 
In 1972 and 1973 He participated in the hydrographic work in the Spitsbergen region, visited Tromso, the Norwegian polar stations on the islands of Bear and Hope.Wonderful research prospects opened before him, but his early death interrupted everything. 
He died in Leningrad. He was buried in the Northern cemetery. 

Cape on the island of Koldewei in the archipelago of Franz-Josef Land. The name was approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12.11.1999 No. 1244.

 

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