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propriome

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Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:13:36 am »
In general, if you are looking for place names or for maps and other useful references, you should go to Russian Place Names -- Reference.

You can use this topic to search for information that has not yet been added to the Reference topic.

You can also use this topic to ask for help with reading a Russian place name or locating the place.
Give us a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned and tell us approximately where it occurs on the page(s).

Note: Place names include lighthouses.



If you have information about a place name or find a useful reference, please help everyone by contributing it to this topic.

When contributing place names, try to provide as many of the following as possible:
  • Name in log
  • Latitude and Longitude (preferably in decimal format with a minimum of one decimal place - two decimal places is the preferred format)
  • Subdivision
  • Current name (if different)
  • Link to more information
  • Also, in case of problems, a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned would be helpful
Don't worry if you can't supply all the information. Your link to the page will enable others to search for the missing information.
(You can save us even more work by using the template provided, but that is strictly optional.)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 03:30:02 pm by propriome »

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013, 03:27:48 am »
Rodgers was at Cape Serdze-Kamen

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Serdtse-Kamen
Cape Serdtse-Kamen (Russian: мыс Сердце-Камень, literally translated as "Cape Heart-Stone") is a headland on the northeastern coast of Chukotka, Russian Federation. It is about 140 km west of Cape Dezhnev, 120 km east of Kolyuchinskaya Bay and about 30 km to the east of the Neskynpil'gyn Lagoon. Nearby is the village of Enurmino.
Cape Serdtse-Kamen is a geographic landmark, east of which the Chukchi Sea coast slants sharply to the south-east until the Bering Strait.

Coordinates: 66?54′30″N 171?37′50″W        66.91, -171.6


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Lawrence_Bay,_Chukotka
The Saint Lawrence Bay (Russian: Залив Лаврентия; Zaliv Lavrentiya) is a bay in the Bering Sea on the eastern coast of the Chukotka Peninsula, Russian Federation. It is located very close to the Bering Strait, which lies only a few km to the NE.
The bay is open towards the southeast; it is 45 km in length and has an average width of about 8 km. There are two little islands inside the bay where it narrows forming an inlet.
On the southern shore of the bay at Cape Hargilah is the village of Port Lawrence.

65? 40′ 0.12″ N, 171? 4′ 59.88″ W
65.6667, -171.0833
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 03:51:16 am by Janet Jaguar »

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 07:57:10 pm »
Found these in the 'others' listing! The pale grey ones have urls attached :D :D

RussiaBlyndzo Island69.490 / 32.633Motovski GulfOstrov Blyudste
RussiaDoubovski PointSomewhere in Koporskaya Bight
RussiaFodinagai BaySee Lodeinaya Bay
RussiaKaporia Bay59.86 / 28.83Koporja Bay/Koporye Bay
RussiaKildin Island69.3525 / 34.1678Murmansk OblastOstrov Kil'din
RussiaKoivisto60.36 / 28.61Primorsk
RussiaKolgenpia Point59.85 / 28.55
RussiaKoporskaya Bight59.86 / 28.83Koporja Bay/Koporye Bay
RussiaLitza Bay68.634 / 37.805Murmansk OblastGuba Vostochnaya Litsa
RussiaLodeinaya Bay69.3608 / 33.4447Murmansk OblastShown as Fodinegai Bay in log of Acacia
RussiaMonasteriski Bay68.883 / 33.0333Murmansk OblastMonastery Bay
RussiaMotovsky Gulf69.5 / 32.6Motovski GulfМотовский залив; Motovsky Zaliv
RussiaPitka Point Tower60.27 / 28.70On one of the Beryozovye islands
RussiaSerkoloda Beacon60.31 / 28.80Island in mouth of Biorko Sound
RussiaTeriberka69.1609 / 35.1453Murmansk OblastTeriberskoi; ТЕРИБЕРКА
RussiaVaida Bay69.9358 / 31.9994Murmansk OblastGuba Vayda
RussiaVirta Point Lighthouse60.35 / 28.62Mys Virta-Niyama

all added to reference and map. Thank you. Matteo
« Last Edit: September 05, 2013, 07:49:27 pm by propriome »

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 08:04:44 am »
http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN5-320.JPG - WW I - Railway System in North Russia (Murmansk, Archangel, and  the White and Barents Seas)

http://www.naval-history.net/MapB1919-NorthRussia.htm - WW I & 1919 - North West Russia
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 01:50:29 pm by Randi »

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 08:44:25 am »
http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Book-RN5-320.JPG - WW I - Railway System in North Russia (Murmansk, Archangel, and  the White and Barents Seas)

Crackly loud speaker bursts into life..."Passengers travelling to Archangel from Vologda are requested to please collect their snow shovels before boarding the train...thank you". (And we moan about winter on the UK train lines - I bet they had fun :-\ ;) )

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 01:25:24 am »
Please can anyone help with Pillar Point, or Pillow Point on Wrangel Island?

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/USS%20Rodgers/Rodgers_1881/b001of010_0120_1.jpg

See:
4-8am  mid line 5 of paragraph  and
8-Merid, start line 3

Thank you! I can't seem to find a detailed enough map?!?

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 01:43:02 am »
I'd say it was definitely Pillow or Billow Point.  The closest I can come on maps is Blossom Point

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/wrangel-island/img/wrangel-island-2048.jpg
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth/wrangel_island_82.jpg

The second map:


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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2013, 09:05:26 am »
Pillar Point. East coast of Wrangel Island, between Point Waring and Cape Hawaii.

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 11:42:49 am »
Step by step we get there!
http://mapcarta.com/20408844
« Last Edit: August 23, 2013, 12:30:39 pm by Randi »

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 12:34:38 pm »
Why don't you simply check their own map?




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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 04:16:08 pm »
Clewi, what's the original source of that marvelous find?

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2013, 04:24:23 pm »
Great!

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 04:33:17 pm »
Thanks!!