Tolstov Sergey Mikhailovich
(died about 1919)
Member of the Russian Polar Expedition, engineer of the yacht
In some sources Tolstov, Tolstoy, but Sergei Mikhailovich himself
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
After the expedition ended, he wintered on the “Zaria” left in
Tiksi Bay, in 1903 he was an assistant to
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
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
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
Cape in the dawn of the Taimyr
Named by Russian Polar Expedition in 1901.
Cape on the west coast of the
Named by Russian Polar Expedition in 1902.