Plekhanov Sylvester Ivanovich
military hydrograph, captain 1 rank.
Born in the village of Koshkino, Zagarinsk volost, Murom
district, Vladimir province. His
father worked at a local factory, made chests and blacksmith furs,
worked on stoves and carpentry crafts. Mother
was a peasant.
Until 1909 Plekhanov lived in the village, after graduating from
elementary school, engaged in self-education. After
leaving the village, he served as a sailor on the Samaretz
riverboat, then on the Anna ship of the Nobel Brothers partnership,
from 1913 to 1914. was
a worker at the Nobil plant in Astrakhan.
In 1914 he was called up to the fleet, where he, after training
in the Kronstadt navy, served as a sailor on the battleship Gangut. In
October 1919 Plekhanov entered the commanding staff school,
participated in the battles with Yudenich, was wounded right through
In 1921 for "hesitations during the Kronstadt insurrection", he
was expelled from the school by a decision of the filtration
commission and demobilized. For several months he served on the
steamer "Concordia", then entered the
Naval Hydrographic School in Leningrad, which he
graduated in 1924. He
began his hydrographic service on the hydrographic vessel "Azimuth",
which was part of the Northern Hydrographic Expedition led by N.I. Evgenov,
then during 1929 - 1933
a member of the Separate Hydrographic Detachment of the Black Sea,
holding the position of Deputy Chief of the detachment A.P. Belobrov. From
1934 he taught at
Higher Naval School named after M.V.
He died in Leningrad, was buried in the Serafimov
The island is in
the group of Southern Gorbovye Islands in the Sakhaniha Bay in the
south of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya. Called
and described by hydrographs of the
Northern Hydrographic Expedition in 1930.