Leikin Boris Izrailevich
Born in the town of Snovsk, Chernihiv region, after graduating
from the seven-year-plan he came to Leningrad, where he worked as an
electrician in various organizations.
In 1934 Leikin graduated from the Workers' Faculty at the
Leningrad Refrigeration Institute, then a hydrographic course, and
in 1935 he was sent as a hydrograph technician to the Malygin unit.
The following year Leikin continued his studies, enrolling at
the Hydrographic Institute. While
still a student, he participated in the expeditions of
Glavsevmorput as a
hydrograph technician, junior hydrograph, hydrograph, assistant
After graduating from the institute in 1940 Leykina was seconded
During the war he conducted hydrographic work on the ships
"Professor Vize", "Whirlwind", "Nord", "Iceberg". In
1953 Leikin opened polar stations in Bungee Land and New Siberia. On
his account there is a geographical discovery, the last in the
1941 he and the hydrographer S.I. Skvortsov
saw a small island between the mouths of the Lena and Khatanga,
which was marked on the maps of PS and S. S. - “the situation is
doubtful” and “existence is doubtful”. In
1945 working on the Iceberg hydrographic ship, Leikin again found
this islet and approached it on a boat. Its
length was more than two kilometers, low, composed of washed sand. Hence
the name given to him Sandy.
When the technical renewal of polar hydrography began, Leikin led
a large sea expedition on the “Yana” hydrographic ship. In
place of the old fishing vessels, somehow adapted for gauging, new
specialized hydrographic vessels have come, modern radio navigation
systems have been introduced into production.
In recent years Leikin supervised the processing of materials,
was the chief hydrograph of Polar Hydrography. The
merits of Leykina are marked by the medal "For
He died in Leningrad, buried in the Jewish
An island in
the Laptev Sea northwest of the Lena Delta. The
original name Osushnoy was changed in 1978 by the decision of the
Council of Ministers of the Yakut ASSR.