Zvezdin Alexey Ivanovich
of the Arctic Institute.
He was born in the
city of Morshansk of the Tambov Region (for
some reason, the Voronezh region is indicated in the personal card
of the personnel department of the
Arctic Research Institute). After
school, Zvezdin entered the Penza Land Management Technical School,
after graduating from which he worked at the Middle Volga Land
Management Department in Kuibyshev. In
1932, he received a diploma from Higher Courses in Aerial
Photography in Moscow, served a year in the Red Army and went to
work at AAI as head of the bureau. Zvezdin
conducted a large public work, at the I Congress of the Union of
Workers of the Northern Sea Route he was elected a member of the
Revision Commission of the Central Committee of the Union, in 1939 -
a deputy of the Kuybyshev District Council of Leningrad. In
the opinion of colleagues, Zvezdin was a prominent and respected
person at the institute, handsome both externally and internally.
Before the war,
Zvezdin headed the post-graduate school of the Institute, while at
the same time studying it, but did not manage to defend his thesis. She
was appointed to March 1942, and in July 1941 he volunteered for the
in the building of VNIIOkeangeologiya
A plaque on
the building of the
Arctic and Antarctic Research
On October 21, 1941, a
military topographer of the 1st rank Zvezdin was wounded at
treatment, he returned to the front line, the press of the Leningrad
Front repeatedly wrote about his front-line affairs. Zvezdin
was awarded the Order of the Red
Banner, World War I and II degrees,
On March 18, on the
Karelian Isthmus, the life of the Chief of Staff 204 of the SP 10
rifle division 3 of the army of Major Zvezdin was cut off by a
sniper's bullet. Posthumously he was awarded by
of the Red Star.
He was buried in the town
of Agalatovo, Vsevolozhsk District, Leningrad Region.
The name of Zvezdin is
immortalized in St. Petersburg on
a memorial plaque on the building of the Arctic
and Antarctic Research Institute Bering Street, 38, as well as a memorial plaque in the building of
VNIIOkeangeologiya (former NIIGA, assignee of the Mountain
Geological Directorate of the Central Marine Route).River
the north-west of the island Bolshevik of the archipelago Severnaya
1940, Named by the topographer A.A. Pyazenok.
PS. On May 8, 2020, I received a letter from
Alexei Igorevich Zvezdin, the great-grandson of Alexei Ivanovich.
He said that by the Victory Day of 2019, the name of
Alexei Ivanovich was listed on the list of soldiers on the right
side of the war memorial in the village of Agalatovo.