Tolstov Sergey Mikhailovich
(died about 1919)


Member of the Russian Polar Expedition, engineer of the yacht Zarya. In some sources Tolstov, Tolstoy, but Sergei Mikhailovich himself wrote Tolstoy.
Born in the village of Glyzino, Tver Province.
Tolstov showed himself on the expedition from the best side, thanks to his ingenuity, literacy, adaptability to difficult living conditions. After the expedition ended, he wintered on the “Zaria” left in Tiksi Bay, in 1903 he was an assistant to M.I. Brusnev, who led the ground detachment of the group sent in search of Toll. “For three years of work and hardships”, transferred during his participation in the Russian Polar Expedition and the Search and Rescue Expedition, Tolstov was awarded the gold medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the inscription “For Diligence” for wearing on the Stanislav ribbon.
In 1904 - 1905 Tolstov as a collector and meteorological observer participated in the geological expedition of I.P. Tolmachev on Khatanga, Kotuy, Anabar, in 1906–1907 worked in the Turukhansk region on the instructions of the Ethnographic Museum of the Academy of Sciences. Tolstov's stories about working on a geological expedition attracted N.A. Begichev, who visited him in 1906 on his way to the Far East, played a decisive role in the fate of this outstanding polar traveler.
In 1909 Tolstov was sentenced to three and a half years in prison work for helping fugitive convicts. After his release in 1913, he served as an observer at a meteorological station in East Sayan, along the way, on the instructions of the Academy of Sciences, collected zoological collections.
In the summer of 1914, Tolstov took part in the expedition of mining engineer S.P. Peretolchin survey of extinct volcanoes in the valley of the river John-Bolok on the Sayan. During the solo route, Peretolchin died of a heart attack. Tolstov was suspected of his murder and arrested. The investigation found no evidence of this, and Tolstov was first released on bail, and in 1916 he was completely released. After that, he went to Irkutsk, where he died two or three years later.
Cape in the dawn of the Taimyr Strait. Named by Russian Polar Expedition in 1901.
Cape on the west coast of the island Kotel'niy. Named by Russian Polar Expedition in 1902.

 

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