Milovzorov Pavel Georgievich 
(1876– 09.12.1940)

Soviet polar captain, one of the best experts on the route of the Northern Sea Route. 
Born in the village of Zabolotny Ryazan Province. His parents sent him to a religious school, which he abandoned, dreaming of a maritime service. He worked on the Caspian Sea, in 1899 he graduated from the Poti navigational school, received a diploma navigator long voyage, participated in the Russian-Japanese war. Before the revolution, went on private ships to Japan, China, Australia, Europe. 
Having moved to the Far East, Milovzorov in 1911 entered as a navigator on the steamer “Kolyma”, on which, under the command of Rear Admiral A.P.Trajan made its first Arctic voyage to the mouth of the Kolyma. The ice situation turned out to be favorable, and within ten days the Kolyma anchored in the bay, later called Ambarchik. Flights to Kolyma have become annual, although not always so successful. In 1914 "Kolyma", under the command of Milovzorov, was unable to immediately return to Vladivostok and was forced to stay for the winter. 
After the revolution, the interventionists seized the ship Milovzorov together with the crew and, under the threat of being shot, forced him to be taken abroad. Not wanting to serve immigrants, Milovzorov managed to return to his homeland and actively joined in the work of restoring the Far Eastern shipping. He participated in the first Kolyma flights - from Vladivostok to the mouth of the Kolyma. In 1924  the ship "Stavropol", commanded by Milovzorov, was forced to winter off the island of Shalaurov. Before the flight, experienced Milovzorov provided additional supplies of warm clothing and food, bought fresh meat from the Chukchi during the winter, thereby avoiding frostbite and disease.


Milovzorov with his wife Antonina Dmitrievna

In 1926  Milovzorov, as the most experienced Far Eastern captain, was assigned to deliver to Wrangel Island  the first settlers headed by G.A. Ushakov. This flight of Stavropol was of great political importance in connection with the territorial claims of Canada and the United States. As a result of a difficult and risky campaign on the island, a Soviet trading post was organized and a Soviet flag was hoisted. On the way back, I managed to make my way to the Herald Island and also hoisted the Soviet flag on it. In 1927 under his leadership  the Kolyma steamer carried out the first flight from Vladivostok to the mouth of the Lena and back. In 1928  for the Kolyma flights, Milovzorov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. 
In subsequent years  Milovzorov continued to lead flights in the eastern sector of the Arctic, in 1929 and 1931. the ships led by him remained in forced wintering at Cape Severny (Schmidt) and Cape Shalaurov Hut. In 1933 and 1934 he headed the First and Second Lena expeditions, in 1935, commanding the steamer "Anadyr", passed the Northern Sea Route from Vladivostok to Belgium. 
Since 1936  Milovzorov worked in the Arctic Research Institute. Almost every year he took part in ice voyages, in 1939 on the icebreaker steamer "Malygin" took part in a voyage of the dredges and tugboats from west to east, and in the last year of his life he conducted two difficult ice operations.

In 1937 the merits of Milovzorov were awarded the Order of Lenin. 
He died in Leningrad, buried at the Bolsheokhtinsky cemetery. 
Reefs in the Sternek Strait between Greely Island and the Coon and Kane Islands in the Franz-Josef Land Archipelago. Called by the Soviet cartographers in the 1950s.


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