Latkin Dormidont Deevich
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
Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route. In
1955, after the reorganization of the
Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route, 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
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
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, receiving a degree from the Candidate of Geographical
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
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.