Vessel naming

  • Albanov, Valerian Ivanovich
    Albanov, Valerian Ivanovich

    Valerian Ivanovich Albanov (1882-1919) was a polar researcher and a navigator on Georgy Brusilov's expedition; he took part in the drifting of the Saint Anne steam schooner and an expedition to the land of Franz Joseph.

  • Bakaev, Viktor Georgiyevich
    Bakaev, Viktor Georgiyevich

    Viktor Georgiyevich Bakaev (1902 - 1987) – Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, author of a range of studies and numerous publications, including influential textbooks on the fundamentals of maritime fleet operation.

  • Bering, Vitus Jonassen
    Bering, Vitus Jonassen

    Vitus Jonassen Bering (1681 – 1741) is distinguished navigator and explorer Captain-Commodore.

  • Chirikov, Aleksey Ilyich
    Chirikov, Aleksey Ilyich

    Aleksey Ilyich Chirikov (1703 – 1748) was a Russian navigator and captain who along with Bering was the first Russian to reach North-West coast of North America.

  • Christophe de Margerie
    Christophe de Margerie

    Christophe de Margerie (1951-2014) was President and Chairman of the Board of Total (France). He died tragically in the early hours of 21 October 2014. He was awarded the Order of Honor (posthumously) by Decree No. 704 of the President of Russia, dated 1 November 2014, for a great contribution to the development of Russo-French economic and cultural ties.

  • Dinkov, Vasily Aleksandrovich
    Dinkov, Vasily Aleksandrovich

    Vasily Aleksandrovich Dinkov (1924 – 2001) was Minister of the Gas Industry (1985 –1989) and Minister of the Oil Industry (1985 – 1989).

  • Gotsky, Mikhail Vladimirovich
    Gotsky, Mikhail Vladimirovich

    Mikhail Vladimirovich Gotsky (1907-1962) – a legendary ship’s captain, the Doctor of Geographical Sciences, who participated in the Second World War.

  • Gubkin, Ivan Mikhailovich
    Gubkin, Ivan Mikhailovich

    founder of National Petroleum Geology and its related science school. He was: a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences; Vice-President of the USSR Academy of Sciences; President of the Azerbaijan branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences and a winner of the V.I. Lenin Prize.

  • Guzhenko, Timofey Borisovich
    Guzhenko, Timofey Borisovich

    Timofey Guzhenko – a State figure, the USSR Minister of Merchant Marine (1970 – 1986), the Hero of Socialist Labour, one of the founders of the Sovcomflot Group. He was born on 15 February 1918.

  • Kolodkin, Anatoly Lazarevich
    Kolodkin, Anatoly Lazarevich

    Anatoly Lazarevich Kolodkin (1928 – 2011) – outstanding Russian lawyer and specialist in maritime law, doctor of legal sciences, professor of Moscow State Law Academy, judge at the UN International Tribunal for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (Hamburg), and member of the International Court of Justice (in The Hague).

  • Konetsky, Victor Victorovich
    Konetsky, Victor Victorovich

    Victor Victorovich Konetsky was a war-ship seamen, a Master of merchant marine, a prominent author and a script writer.

  • Kosygin, Aleksey Nikolayevich
    Kosygin, Aleksey Nikolayevich

    Aleksey Nikolayevich Kosygin (1904 - 1980) – a prominent statesman who was in charge of the USSR Council of Ministers for more than 15 years.

  • Lavrov, Kirill Yuryevich
    Lavrov, Kirill Yuryevich

    Kirill Yuryevich Lavrov (1925-2007) – the actor of the Leningrad Bolshoy Drammatichesky Theatre (BDT). Starting from 1989 he was the artistic director of the BDT, the USSR People’s Actor, the Hero of Socialist Labour, the laureate of Lenin and State Prizes, the President of the International Confederation of Theatres Unions, the Honorary Citizen of St. Petersburg.

  • Makarov, Stepan Osipovich
    Makarov, Stepan Osipovich

    Stepan Osipovich Makarov (1849-1904) was a Russian Admiral and a polar explorer. He introduced the idea of using powerful icebreakers to explore the Arctic Ocean, and designed the project for the first-ever Arctic icebreaker Ermak, personally supervising her construction and he commanded her on her two expeditions to survey the coasts of Spitsbergen, Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land (1899, 1901).

  • Malygin, Stepan Gavrilovich
    Malygin, Stepan Gavrilovich

    Stepan Gavrilovich Malygin (1702-1764) was one of the first Russian Arctic explorers, author of the first navigation guide in Russian, and Head of the Western unit of the Great North Expedition (1733-1743). The sea coast from Yugorski Shar to the mouth of the Ob River was described as a result of Stepan Malygin's voyages. The strait between the Yamal Peninsula and the White and the south-west cape of Yamal bear his name.

  • Maslov, Georgy Aleksandrovich
    Maslov, Georgy Aleksandrovich

    Georgy Aleksandrovich Maslov (1925 - 1997) - Honored Worker of the USSR Marine shipping, Honored Transport Worker of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, former chairman of all-Unionassociation "Sovfracht".

  • Nevelskoy, Gennady Ivanovich
    Nevelskoy, Gennady Ivanovich

    Gennady Ivanovich Nevelskoy (1813-1876) was a famous Russian explorer of the Far East, an Admiral and a full member of the Russian Geographic Society. He was the organiser and leader of the Amur Expedition (1849-1855).

  • Ovtsyn, Dmitry Leontevich
    Ovtsyn, Dmitry Leontevich

    Dmitry Leontevich Ovtsyn (1708-1757) was a 2nd rank Captain, Russian marine surveyor, one of the first Russian explorers of the Arctic, and a participant in the Great North Expedition (1733-1743).

  • Senkevich, Yuri Aleksandrovich
    Senkevich, Yuri Aleksandrovich

    Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich was a famous doctor, explorer, traveller and a TV presenter.

  • Tikhonov, Vladimir Ivanovich
    Tikhonov, Vladimir Ivanovich

    Vladimir Ivanovich Tikhonov was a sea captain and a prominent seafarer. He worked as the Deputy and the First Deputy of the Minister of Merchant Marine of the USSR for more than 20 years.