Yakov Sannikov

Yakov Sannikov (Russian: Яков Санников) (January 29, 1780, Ust-Yansk - 1810s, Sakha Republic) was a Russian merchant and explorer of the New Siberian Islands.[1]

In 1800, Sannikov discovered and charted Stolbovoy Island, and in 1805 Faddeyevsky Island. In 1809–1810, he took part in the expedition led by Matvei Gedenschtrom. In 1810, Sannikov crossed the island of New Siberia and a year later explored Faddeyevsky Island. He also discovered Bunge Land. He died in the 1810s, most likely in 1812.

He suggested that there was a vast land north of the Kotelny Island. This hypothetical island has become known as Sannikov Land.[1]

A strait between Maly Lyakhovsky and the Kotelny islands bears Sannikov's name.


  1. ^ a b Санников, Яков. Great Soviet Encyclopedia.

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which means literally in English:

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I take that to mean that anything from their web pages is in the en:public domain.

Lupo 22:20, 5 Feb 2004 (UTC)