Yevgeny Tolstikov

Yevgeny Ivanovich Tolstikov
Евгений Иванович Толстиков
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Born9 February 1913
Tula, Russian Empire
Died3 December 1987 (aged 74)
Moscow, USSR
Citizenship Russian Empire
 Soviet Union
Known forleading 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union

Yevgeny Ivanovich Tolstikov (Russian: Евгений Иванович Толстиков; 9 February 1913 – 3 December 1987) was a Soviet polar explorer who was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union in 1955 for heading the station "North Pole 4" for a year starting in April 1954.[1][2] He led the Third Soviet Antarctic Expedition and one of the first manned drifting ice stations in the Arctic.[3]

After the expedition he worked as deputy chief of the State Committee for Hydrometeorological Service Management.[4][5]

A minor planet 3357 Tolstikov discovered by Czech astronomer Antonín Mrkos in 1984 is named after him.[6]


  1. ^ Treshnikov, Aleksey (1966). У полюсов Земли: дневники полярных экспедиций (in Russian). Советская Россия. p. 43.
  2. ^ Serdyukov, Igor. "Толстиков Евгений Иванович". Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  3. ^ Агитатор, Issues 1-12 (in Russian). Moscow: Pravda. 1987. OCLC 2015594.
  4. ^ Salyutsky, Anatoly (1975). Лучшая часть нашей жизни (in Russian). Moscow: Московский рабочий. p. 39. OCLC 4911722.
  5. ^ Pasetsky, Vasily (1966). В стране белого сфинкса (in Russian). Leningrad: Гидрометеорологическое изд-во. p. 106.
  6. ^ Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – p. 280

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