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  The contribution of the Russian Geographical Society into the history of the ocean studies, VII International Congress
All that prepared a good basis for the organization of the Russian Geographical Society (the RGS) as an Institute which could combine and order all the material collected and also to determine the ways of future investigations in the area of geography.
One of the great expeditions of the Society was the expedition to the Sea of Azov in 1863 – 1866 headed by the full member of the RGS N. Ya.
The Russian Geographical Society contributed much to the investigations of the World Ocean by publishing many volumes of the series "Geography of the World Ocean" (1980 – 1987).
www.vitiaz.ru /congress/en/thesis/70.html   (1108 words)

  
  GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETIES,
Geographical societies have been established in many countries in all parts of the world.
The Royal Geographical Society (1830) in Great Britain and the American Geographical and Statistical Society (1851) in the U.S. are among those that publish notable scholarly journals.
On January 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C., for "the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge." The 33.
www.history.com /encyclopedia.do?articleId=210271   (730 words)

  
 Tatars - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TATARS (the common form Tartars is less correct), a name given to nearly three million inhabitants of the Russian empire, chiefly Moslem and of Turkish origin.
The name of Tatars, or Tartars, given to the invaders, was afterwards extended so as to include different stems of the same Turkish branch in Siberia, and even the bulk of the inhabitants of the high plateau of Asia and its N.W. slopes, described under the general name of Tartary.
After a strenuous resistance to Russian conquest, and much suffering at a later period from Kirghiz and Kalmuck raids, they now live by agriculture, either in separate villages or along with Russians.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Tatars   (1622 words)

  
 IDP RUSSIAN COLLECTIONS
The Russian government had already established a reputation for supporting scientific inquiry and sharing the results with scholars worldwide, through the Russian Geographical Society (RGS), founded by scientists and explorers in 1845 and already experienced in exploration from the Arctic to Asia.
The Russian Committee for Middle and East Asian Studies under the patronage of the Russian Emperor became the core of the Association, with Radlov as chairman and Oldenburg as vice-chairman.
The archive of the Russian Geographical Society is the oldest in Russia, founded in 1845.
idp.bl.uk /pages/collections_ru.a4d   (3618 words)

  
  Russian Geographical Society
Prior to the Russian Revolution of 1917, it was known as the Imperial Russian Geographical Society.
The Society pioneered the systematic exploration of the Northern Urals in 1847-50, of the farthest reaches of the Amur River in 1854-63, of the vast areas of Kashgaria, Dzungaria, and Mongolia from the 1870s onward.
The Society changed its name to the State Geographical Society in 1926 and to the Geographical Society of the USSR in 1938.
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Russian_Geographical_Society   (388 words)

  
 | Subjects into Citizens: Societies, Civil Society, and Autocracy in Tsarist Russia | The American Historical Review, ...
Although the practitioners of science were everywhere relatively small in number, societies of science extended their reach and allowed members to apply science for patriotic purposes: the study and investigation of the realm, the creation and diffusion of knowledge, and the improvement of external and internal nature.
Science societies were in the forefront of a movement to count, classify, record, disseminate, and investigate a wide range of pathologies and participate in a variety of social reform movements, especially during the second half of the nineteenth century.
The atrophy of society, it is commonly argued, was entwined with the hypertrophy of the state in the "double helix" of Russian political culture under the old regime.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ahr/107.4/ah0402001094.html   (11058 words)

  
 Circumnavigation, Empire, Modernity, Race: "Meeting of Frontiers" Conference (European Reading Room,Library ...
In Siberia legitimate children of mixed Russian and indigenous parentage were classified as Russians, provided their mothers (the Siberian indigenous population in these marital unions was almost invariably represented by the female) converted to Orthodoxy and the children were baptized.
Russian elites passed various judgments on the Creoles as a group, both in a social and a racial sense.
PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 1994; incidentally, Knight reports that the charter of the Royal Geographical Society in London was used by Litke as a model for the charter of the Russian Geographical Society.
www.loc.gov /rr/european/mofc/vinkovetsky.html   (7114 words)

  
 Geographi
Under Kalita, Russian metropolitans transferred their residence from Vladimir to Moscow, which thus became a political and clerical center, serving as the main force in the Russian reunification process and independence struggle.
Russian emperors were still being crowned here, with local authorities founding the first national university in 1755 on Mikhail Lomonosov's initiative.
Moscow became the capital of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on March 12, 1918 and on December 30, 1922, it became the capital of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
www.russianembassy.org /RUSSIA/GEOGRAF.HTM   (2000 words)

  
 Peter Kropotkin - Anarchopedia
Peter Alexeevich Kropotkin (In Russian language Пётр Алексе́евич Кропо́ткин) (December 09, 1842 - February 08, 1921) was one of Russia's foremost anarchists and one of the first advocates of what he called "anarchist communism": the model of society he advocated for most of his life was that of a communist society free from central government.
Opportunities for administrative work, however, were scanty, and in 1864 Kropotkin accepted charge of a geographical survey expedition, crossing North Manchuria from Transbaikalia to the Amur, and shortly afterwards was attached to another expedition which proceeded up the Sungari River into the heart of Manchuria.
At the intervention of the Geographical Society, he is given special dispensation to work on a paper on glacial periods.
eng.anarchopedia.org /Peter_Kropotkin   (1623 words)

  
 Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.1, Entry 9, ACADEMIES: Library of Economics and Liberty
Learned societies when deprived of governmental aid are able, only in exceptional cases, to rise to the height of really national institutions and exercise on men's minds all the influence of which they are capable.
—The society of surgery, at Paris, acknowledged to be an establishment of public utility by an imperial decree of Aug. 29, 1859, was founded July 1, 1843, by 17 surgeons of the hospitals of Paris.
Mention should also be made of the central agricultural society of France, the society of acclimation, the central horticultural society, and the society for the encouragement of national industry, as among those which enjoy most consideration.
www.econlib.org /library/YPDBooks/Lalor/llCy9.html   (4572 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - LEVIN, EMANUEL BORISOVICH:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Russian teacher and communal worker; born at Minsk Dec. 15, 1820; educated at the Molodechensk school for the nobility (1836-41).
In 1859 Levin settled in St. Petersburg, where he became one of the first members of the Society for the Promotion of Culture Among the Jews of Russia, of which he acted as secretary until 1872, when he became an honorary member.
Since 1895 Levin has been a member of the historical committee of the society and one of the collaborators of the "Regesty i Nadpisi." Levin was elected a member of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in 1870; and he is also a member of the Society for the Promotion of Commerce and Industry.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=276&letter=L   (278 words)

  
 The Story of Kropotkin's Life
Geographical research was part of the job, and Kropotkin went into it intently, making the studies which led to his later work.
His distinction as a geographer was also recognized by his election to the British Royal Geographical Society, an honor which he declined because of his hostility to any association with a "royal" organization.
When the Russian Revolution began in March 1917, and the Czar was overthrown, Kropotkin at once prepared to return, overjoyed that he had lived to see the success of the great struggle to which he had given his early vigorous years and to which he had always contributed as best he could in exile.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /Anarchist_Archives/kropotkin/revpamphlets/life.htm   (5272 words)

  
 WWW Virtual Library: Find museums
Peterhof The world-famous palace, fountain and park ensemble of Peterhof is an outstanding landmark of Russian artistic culture of the 18-19th centuries.
Russian Vodka Museum Vodka is a heady drink which is considered traditional on a par with matreshka and bear living on the srteets of Russian towns.
The Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Heritage Network The Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage was established by the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation in 1992.
vlmp.museophile.com /cgi/htgrep/file=/vlmp/vlmp-db.html&style=ol?Russian   (4388 words)

  
 Tatars Summary
Though many Russian noble families were of Tatar origin and Tatars had a great positive influence on Russian history, the rulers of Russia divided the Tatars into a variety of ethnic and territorial groups, declaring them separate nations and giving separate language status to their dialects.
Because it is understandable to all groups of Russian Tatars, as well as to the Chuvash and Bashkirs, the language of the Kazan Tatars became a literary one in the 15th century (iske tatar tele).
Western Tatars capital is the town of Qasím (Kasimov in Russian transcription) in Ryazan Oblast with Tatar population of 500.
www.bookrags.com /Tatars   (5598 words)

  
 The Frederick A. Cook Society
He was the first American to spend forced winters in both the Antarctic and the Arctic and is credited with saving the "Belgica" expedition to the South Polar regions in 1897-99.
In 1906 his first reported ascent of Alaska's Mt. McKinley (which he was the first to circumnavigate in 1903) was accepted until a bitter controversy arose in late 1908 about Cook's claim to having reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908.
Cook was knighted by the King of the Belgians, honored by geographical societies and authored five books about his experiences.
www.cookpolar.org   (439 words)

  
 Yeti, Abominable Snowman (Bigfoot) Argosy 1971
a hydrologist with the Geographical Scientific and Exploratory Institute of the Leningrad University and the creature he sighted on the edge of that glacier in the Pamirs was a Yeti.
What has been discovered may be primitive remnants of a prehistory that have been able to pursue life undisturbed in the most impenetrable parts of the earth where the area has been suitable for their survival.
In the years 1905 to 1907, a young scientist B.B. Baradiyn was engaged by the Russian Geographical Society to undertake a mission across Mongolia to Tibet.
www.bigfootencounters.com /articles/argosy71.htm   (3252 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Every third German student "daft as a brush"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
That was the Russian Orthodox Church's comment on the statement by Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, head of the Catholics of Russia that the Catholics of Russia had invited the Pope to visit the Russian capital.
The Russian Orthodox Church views the refusal of the Estonian authorities to register the Estonian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchat as a political decision, says the Moscow Patriarchat.
Russian nuclear scientists warn of an impending environment disaster in case of non-adoption of bills to regulate import to Russia, storage and processing of irradiated nuclear fuel.
newsfromrussia.com /society/2001/06/21/8334.html   (2122 words)

  
 New Documents on the Russian-American Company : "Meeting of Frontiers" Conference (European Reading ...
It has become obvious that up-to-date research in the field is impossible without a vast complexity of different sources taken from different repositories in Russia and abroad, together with a profound exchange of ideas between scholars sharing this area of expertise.
A new understanding of Russian and American colonization, revealing their differences and similarities, is explored in the project Meeting of Frontiers, which serves as an essential instrument for all who are interested in the subject, scholars and laymen alike.
He asserts that the Russian Imperial Government used the "puppet" Russian-American Company as an instrument for colonization, a thread that in one way or another has been picked up by many researchers in a number of countries.
www.loc.gov /rr/european/mofc/petrov.html   (1339 words)

  
 AASP Primary Records Valentina Khomutova   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1994 the Russian Geographical Society bestowed on her, and the others authors of "History of Lakes", an Honorary Diploma for their significant contribution to geographical science.
Prof Khomutova was a member of the Palaeontological Society of Russia, The International Palynological Association (IFPS), The Russian Botanical Society, and the Russian Geographical Society.
At the IX All-Russian Palynological Conference, in 1999, she was elected to be one of two Councillors representing the Russian Palynological Commission on the IFPS Council.
www.palynology.org /history/khomutova.html   (818 words)

  
 Russian Geographical Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russian Geographical Society is a learned society, founded on 6 August 1845 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Society's official presidents were Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia in 1845-92 and Grand Duke Nikolai Mikhailovich of Russia in 1892-1917, but actually it was run by the Vice-Presidents: Fyodor Litke (1845-50, 1855-57), Count Mikhail Muravyov (1850-57), Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky (1873-1914), and Yuly Shokalsky (1914-31).
It helped set up the first polar stations in Russia and was one of the first to publish detailed studies of the Russian folklore and Ukrainian fairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_Geographical_Society   (393 words)

  
 Karl Ernst von Baer (www.whonamedit.com)
His work instigated the establishment of the Imperial Russian Geographical and Entomological Society; he gave public lectures on developmental history, but for some reason never continued his embryological investigations from the Königsberg period.
Baer was a patriotic Russian, as is clear from the zeal with which he carried out his duties for the academy and from his evident interest in Russian geography and ethnography.
An Island in the Russian North was named for him; and in 1864 the Estonian Knights held a celebration for him on the golden jubilee of his doctorate.
www.whonamedit.com /doctor.cfm/379.html   (4095 words)

  
 St. Innocent of Moscow Russian Orthodox Church - BIOGRAPHY
In the 18th and 19th centuries the Russian Church carried out its salvific mission in the vast lands of Europe and Asia reaching the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains in the west, the Black Sea and the Pamir in the south, and the Amur River and the Pacific in the east.
In 1834, Father Ioann was transferred to New Archangel in the Sitka Island, the center of the Russian possessions in North America, to serve in the Cathedral Church of Archangel Michael.
Not only every Russian who is devoted to the honour and glory of his country, but also every educated person who only respects science and humanity respectfully bow before the great personality of our apostle of Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands.
www.saintinnocent.net /innocentbio.html   (3278 words)

  
 Konstantin k. Byzov – polar captain, VII International Congress
Within the period of 1956 – 1957, I was a doubler of Captain I. Man on the electrically-driven motorship " Ob ", which made her first voyage to the shores of the Antarctic within the framework of the International Geophysical Year.
For the first time the Russian people went ashore the Southern Continent, discovered by the Russian seafarers F. Beledshausen and Lazarev in 1820.
Byzov had been a Member of the Russian Geographical Society (the R.G.S.) for a number of years.
vitiaz.ru /congress/en/thesis/79.html   (515 words)

  
 Russian Imperial Military Doctrine and Education, 1832-1914 — www.greenwood.com
It is the only work (in English or Russian) to focus on this intellectual-institutional dialogue in the context of evolving professional responsibilities of the Russian Imperial General Staff during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Chapter One examines the introduction of post-Napoleonic strategic theory to Russian military traditions via the establishment of a higher military-educational institution to instruct officers of the Russian Imperial Army in the theory of conducting large-scale warfare.
This is followed by a discussion of the era of institution-wide reform in the Russian Army and the Nicholas Academy under the tutelage of the newly appointed War Minister, D.A. Miliutin.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/VDR/.aspx   (506 words)

  
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The first of them was printed by my brother and Polakóff (in the Geographical Society's Memoirs); while the second, not quite finished, remained in the hands of the Third Section when I ran away.
The manuscript was found only in 1895, and given to the Russian Geographical Society, by whom it was forwarded to me in London.
I was allowed to add to the library a number of staple works on Russian history, and with the books which were brought to me by my relatives I was enabled to read almost every work and collection of acts and documents bearing on the Moscow period of the history of Russia.
dwardmac.pitzer.edu /Anarchist_Archives/kropotkin/memoirs/memoirs5_2.html   (467 words)

  
 Land Resources of Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soils of the Northern Yakutia, Nauka, Novosibirsk [in Russian].
In: Proceedings “On the East Siberian Soils”, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow [in Russian].
Soils of the Inter-Mountain Depressions of the Southern Taiga of Zabaikalie, Irkutsk [in Russian].
www.iiasa.ac.at /Research/FOR/russia_cd/refs.htm   (2308 words)

  
 Open Society Institute - SourceWatch
The Open Society Institute in New York, a 501(c)(3) organization, and international offices of the Open Society Institute, such as the one in Budapest, "provide administrative, financial, and technical support to the Soros foundations and also operate OSI initiatives, which address specific issues on a regional or network-wide basis, and other independent programs.
According to OSI, the term open society was first proposed by French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941) in his book The Two Sources of Morality and Religion (1932), and developed further by the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper (1902-1994) in his 1945 book Open Society and Its Enemies.
The concept of open society is, at its most fundamental level, based on the recognition that people act on imperfect knowledge and that no one is in possession of the ultimate truth.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Open_Society_Institute   (1437 words)

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