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Russian Place Names -- Reference
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:15:32 am »
Reading place names mentioned in the logbooks and locating the places can be challenging. So, we have created topics like this to help. In this topic we have links to Russian place name resources on the internet. We also have a Custom Google Earth map for Russia and an Alphabetical list of Russian place names found in the logbooks.

You can make this topic better by contributing to the Russian Place Names -- Discussion!

Note: Place names include lighthouses.

Links to Russian Place Name Resources

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For more general place name resources, see the Welcome topic.

To ask for help or to contribute place name information and links to place name resources (strongly encouraged!), see Russian Place Names -- Discussion

To view place names in nearby regions, see Alaskan Place Names -- Reference

Russian Geographical Terms

Banka (Банка) - Bank, shoal
Bukhta (Бухта) - Bay, cove, gulf
Gavan' (Гавань) - Harbor, port
Guba (Губа) - Bay, inlet, gulf
Kamen' (Камень) - Rock, rocks
Kamni (Камни) - Rock, rocks
Kosa (Коса) - Spit
Melkovod'ye (Мелководье) - Shoal
Mys (мыс) - Cape or Point (also used in place names)
Ostrov (Остров) - Island
Ostrova (Острова) - Islands
Ostrovok (Островок) - Island
Poluostrov (полуостров) - Peninsula
Proliv (Пролив) - Strait, channel
Reyd (Рейд) - Bay, anchorage, roadstead
Zaliv (Залив) - Bay, gulf, inlet

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Re: Russian Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 11:01:28 am »
Custom Google Earth map

Russian Place Names
For more information on Google Earth maps, see the Welcome topic.
A Google Maps Chart of this area is also available

'Map names'

Sometimes a place name changes over time and sometimes log keepers misspell the place name. In the Alphabetical list, we have included multiple names for the same place. However, that is not practical to do on a map. We have designated one name for each place as the 'map name'. Only the 'map name' is shown on the map. In the Alphabetical list, the 'map name' is the name where all the information is listed. Other versions of the place name in the Alphabetical list have a reference to the 'map name' in the Notes column. By searching for the 'map name' in the Alphabetical list, you will find all listed versions of the place name.

For example:
Ship's log mentions Kolintchin Island, but most maps show Ostrov Kolyuchin. Ostrov Kolyuchin is the 'map name'. The Google Earth map will show Ostrov Kolyuchin. In the Alphabetical list, there will be an entry for Ostrov Kolyuchin with a link to more information, the latitude and longitude, and the subdivision. The Alphabetical list will also have an entry for Kolintchin Island that says 'See Ostrov Kolyuchin' in the Notes column. Consequently by searching the Alphabetical list for Ostrov Kolyuchin (from the map), you will also find the name as it was entered in the log.
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Re: Russian Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 11:03:43 am »
Alphabetical list

The following is a list of Russian place names found in logbooks. Where possible, the name contains a link to more information.

Note that latitude and longitude are given in decimal degrees.
  • A latitude with no sign (positive) is in the northern hemisphere.
  • A latitude with a negative sign is in the southern hemisphere.
  • A longitude with no sign (positive) is in the eastern hemisphere.
  • A longitude with a negative sign is in the western hemisphere.

We have done our best to locate these places correctly, but there still may be errors. Remember that the same name is sometimes used for many places, so it is possible that the place listed here is not the place you are searching for. Sometimes the name of a place has changed over time or has simply been misspelled by the log keeper. We have included the variants we have seen in the logbooks and have also tried to include the current, standard name. When there are multiple entries for the same place, the information is only included with one.

Useful hints about sorting the list of place names can be found here: How to sort a list by latitude and longitude

Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            SubdivisionNotes
Ainovskie OstrovoSee Ostrova Aynovskiye
Anadair SeaSee Gulf of Anadyr
AnadirSee Anadyr
Anadir BaySee Gulf of Anadyr
Anadir RiverSee Anadyr River

Anadir SeaSee Gulf of Anadyr
Anadyr BaySee Gulf of Anadyr
Anadyr River64.74177.55
Anadyr SeaSee Gulf of Anadyr

Anadyrsky LimanSee Gulf of Anadyr
Arakam IdSee Ostrov Arakamchechen
Archangel BaySee Bukhta Gavriila
Archangel Gabriel BaySee Bukhta Gavriila
Avacha BaySee Avachinskaya Guba

Avachinskaya Guba52.93158.6Kamchatskaya Oblast'
Avatcha BaySee Avachinskaya Guba
Aynovskiye OstrovaSee Ostrova Aynovskiye
Bakaritsa64.4740.61Arkhangelsk Oblast
Bald HeadSee Mys Lysaya Golova

Ball's HeadSee Mys Lysaya Golova
Banka Geral'd70.47-171.25
Bay of GabrielSee Bukhta Gavriila
Bay of Holy CrossSee Kresta Bay
BehringSee Ostrov Beringa

Behring IslandSee Ostrov Beringa
Bering IslandSee Ostrov Beringa
Big Diomede Island65.77-169.10Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Big IslandSee Ostrov Arakamchechen

Blyndzo IslandMurmansk OblastSee Ostrov Blyudtse
Bolshoi OleniMurmansk OblastSee Ostrov Bol'shoy Oleniy
BrothersSee Kamni Tri Brata
Burney IslandSee Ostrov Kolyuchin
Bukhta EmmaSee Bukhta Komsomol'skaya

Bukhta Gavriila62.44179.20
Bukhta Kitolovnaya65.07-175.92
Bukhta Komsomol'skaya64.42-173.21Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Bukhta Mogil'naya69.3234.31Murmansk Oblast
Bukhta Preobrazheniya64.83-175.40

Bukhta ProvidenceSee Bukhta Provideniya
Bukhta Provideniya64.40-173.31Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy OkrugProvidence Bay
Bukhta Puoten65.86-170.53
Bukhta RidderSee Bukhta Ruddera
Bukhta Rodzhers70.98-178.42

Bukhta RodzhersaSee Bukhta Rodzhers
Bukhta RogersSee Bukhta Rodzhers
Bukhta RudderSee Bukhta Ruddera
Bukhta Ruddera65.40-176.00
Bukhta RuderaSee Bukhta Ruddera

Bukhta Tkachen64.47-172.82
Bukhta Ugol'naya63.00179.36
Cape AggenSee Mys Achchen
Cape ApoupinskoiSee Mys Opukinskiy
Cape ChaplinSee Mys Chaplina

Cape EastSee Mys Dezhneva
Cape HawaiiSee Mys Gavai
Cape NavarinSee Mys Navarin
Cape NavarinoSee Mys Navarin
Cape NaverieneSee Mys Navarin

Cape NorthSee Mys Shmidta
Cape NosSee Mys Chukotskiy
Cape OlyutorskSee Mys Olyutorskiy
Cape OrlofMurmansk OblastSee Mys Orlovskiy
Cape OrlovMurmansk OblastSee Mys Orlovskiy

Cape OtorskSee Mys Olyutorskiy
Cape PounpinskoiSee Mys Opukinskiy
Cape SerdzekamenSee Mys Serdtse-Kamen'
Cape Saint ThaddeusSee Mys Faddeya
Cape SergeSee Mys Serdtse-Kamen'

Cape SurdsSee Mys Serdtse-Kamen'
Cape SurgeSee Mys Serdtse-Kamen'
Cape Terski-OrlovMurmansk OblastSee Mys Orlovskiy
Cape ThaddeusSee Mys Faddeya
Cape TroitskayaArkhangelsk OblastSee Mys Troitskiy

Cape UlahapenSee Mys Ulyakhpen
Cape UnicornSee Mys Unikyn
Cape UnikanSee Mys Unikyn
Cape VankaremSee Mys Vankarem
Cape WankaremSee Mys Vankarem

Cape WaringChukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug See Mys Uering
Chavan'ga66.1137.76Murmansk Oblast
ChavangaMurmansk OblastSee Chavan'ga
ChavanyaMurmansk OblastSee Chavan'ga
Chukotski NoseSee Mys Chukotskiy

Commander Islands55.00167.00
Corwin IslandSee Ostrov Idlidlya
De Long Strait69.82176.17
Doubovski PointLeningrad OblastSee Mys Dubovskoy

East CapeSee Mys Dezhneva
East HeadSee Mys Lysaya Golova
East RiverSee Laguna Vankarem
Emma HarborSee Bukhta Komsomol'skaya
EmmatownSee Dezhnevo

EnmitahinSee Dezhnevo
False CapeSee Mys Inchoun
False East CapeSee Mys Inchoun
Fodinagai BayMurmansk OblastSee Guba Lodeynaya
Gavan' EmmaBukhta Komsomol'skaya

Guba GabriilaSee Bukhta Gavriila
Guba Arkhangela GavriilaSee Bukhta Gavriila
Guba GavriilaSee Bukhta Gavriila
Guba Lodeynaya69.3633.44Murmansk Oblast
Guba Vayda69.9432.00Murmansk Oblast

Guba Vostochnaya Litsa68.6337.81Murmansk Oblast
Gulf of Anadyr64.00-178.00
Gulf of Saint CroixSee Kresta Bay
Herald IslandSee Ostrov Geral'd
Herald ReefSee Banka Geral'd

Herald ShoalSee Banka Geral'd
Holy Cross BaySee Kresta Bay
Hooper's IslandSee Ostrov Idlidlya
ImmatownSee Dezhnevo
India PointSee Mys Chaplina

Indian PointSee Mys Chaplina
Island of the Big RiverSee Ostrov Kolyuchin
Isle of CarrolshotkeySee Ostrov Karaginskiy
John Howland BaySee Zaliv Kiguan
Kamni Tri Brata52.88158.68Kamchatskaya Oblast'

Laguna Vankarem67.80-176.00
Little John Howland VillageSee Kivak
Long StraitSee De Long Strait
Kaiaghinsky IslandSee Ostrov Karaginskiy
Kamchatka Sea60.00-175.00

Kamcatska SeaSee Kamchatka Sea
Kanag-Kinsky IslandSee Ostrov Karaginskiy
Kaporia BayLeningrad OblastSee Zaliv Koporskiy
Karagin IslandSee Ostrov Karaginskiy
Kayne IdSee Ostrov Arakamchechen

KemKareliaSee Kem'
KibrinskiMurmansk OblastSee Ostrova Kibirinskiye Ludy
Kildin IslandMurmansk OblastSee Ostrov Kil'din

KivikSee Kivak
Kochinnoi PointMurmansk OblastSee Mys Kochinnyy
KoivistoLeningrad OblastSee Primorsk
Kola Inlet69.1433.4Murmanskaya Oblast'
Kolgenpia PointLeningrad OblastSee Mys Kolgompya

Kolintchin IslandSee Ostrov Kolyuchin
Koliuchin BaySee Kolyuchinskaya Guba
Kolyuchin BaySee Kolyuchinskaya Guba
Kolyuchinskaya Guba66.82-174.38
Komandorski IslandsSee Commander Islands

Komandorskiye OstrovaSee Commander Islands
Koporja BayLeningrad OblastSee Zaliv Koporskiy
Koporskaya BightLeningrad OblastSee Zaliv Koporskiy
Koporye BayLeningrad OblastSee Zaliv Koporskiy
Kresta Bay66.00-179.25
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Re: Russian Place Names -- Reference
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 05:03:17 pm »
Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            SubdivisionNotes
Kresta GulfSee Kresta Bay
Little IslandSee Ostrov Itygran
Litza BayMurmansk OblastSee Guba Vostochnaya Litsa
Lodeinaya BayMurmansk OblastSee Guba Lodeynaya
Mali OleniMurmansk OblastSee Ostrov Malyy Oleniy

Marcus BaySee Bukhta Tkachen
Martin's BaySee Bukhta Tkachen
Masinka BaySee Proliv Senyavina
Maska IslandSee Ostrov Kosa Meechkyn
Masken IslandSee Ostrov Kosa Meechkyn

Medny IslandSee Ostrov Mednyy
Mercury HarborSee Bukhta Ruddera
Modiagski IslandArkhangelsk OblastSee Ostrov Mud'yugskiy
Modjugski IslandArkhangelsk OblastSee Ostrov Mud'yugskiy
Monastery BayMurmansk OblastSee Bukhta Mogil'naya

Motovskiy Zaliv69.5432.57Murmansk Oblast
Motovsky GulfMurmansk OblastSee Motovskiy Zaliv
Mys Achchen64.78-175.43
Mys Barykova63.06179.45
Mys Chaplina64.41-172.24

Mys Chukotskiy64.24-173.11
Mys Dezhneva66.08-169.65
Mys Dlinnyy60.2628.70Leningrad Oblast
Mys Dubovskoy59.8028.78Leningrad Oblast
Mys Faddeya62.66179.62

Mys Fomy70.97178.67
Mys Gavai71.03-177.90
Mys Gil'der70.98178.63
Mys Inchoun66.28-170.21
Mys InchovynSee Mys Inchoun

Mys IntsovaSee Mys Inchoun
Mys Kerets65.3439.72Arkhangelsk Oblast
Mys KeretskiArkhangelsk OblastSee Mys Kerets
Mys Kochinnyy66.7233.49Murmansk Oblast
Mys Kolgompya59.8528.55Leningrad Oblast

Mys Kriguygun65.47-171.05
Mys Lysaya Golova64.30-173.37
Mys Navarin62.28179.10
Mys Nunyamo65.61-170.62
Mys Olyutorskiy59.93170.29

Mys OpukhinskiySee Mys Opukinskiy
Mys Opukinskiy61.78174.28
Mys OrlovMurmansk OblastSee Mys Orlovskiy
Mys Orlovskiy67.2241.28Murmansk Oblast
Mys Otto ShmidtaSee Mys Shmidta

Mys Pillar71.15-177.48Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Mys Pinagoriy69.0533.08Murmansk Oblast
Mys Rubikon61.86174.72
Mys Serdiye Kamen'See Mys Serdtse-Kamen'
Mys Serdtse-Kamen'66.91-171.64

Mys Sharapov66.2234.11Karelia
Mys Shmidta68.93-179.50
Mys Troitskiy65.1935.99Arkhangelsk Oblast
Mys Uering71.23-177.45Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Mys Ulyakhpen64.40-173.90

Mys Unikyn66.36-170.58
Mys Vankarem67.85-175.80Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Mys Virta-Niyemi60.3528.62Leningrad Oblast
North HeadSee Mys Nunyamo
Novaya Zemlya74.0056.00Arkhangelsk Oblast

Onega BayArkhangelsk OblastSee Onezhskaya Guba
Onega River63.9437.99Arkhangelsk Oblast
Onezhskaya Guba64.3336.50Arkhangelsk Oblast
Ostrov Arakamchechen64.78-172.37
Ostrov Beringa55.00166.27Kamchatskaya Oblast'

Ostrov Blyudtse69.4932.63Murmansk Oblast
Ostrov Bol'shoy Oleniy69.0736.38Murmansk OblastOff Kola peninsula
Ostrov Bol'shoy Oleniy69.2233.48Murmansk OblastIn Kola inlet
Ostrov Erdmana64.56-173.30
Ostrov Geral'd71.39-175.65

Ostrov GeraldaSee Ostrov Geral'd
Ostrov Idlidlya67.05-172.75
Ostrov Itygran64.62-172.57
Ostrov Karaginskiy58.94164.18
Ostrov Kil'din69.3534.17Murmansk Oblast

Ostrov Kolyuchin67.47-174.62Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Ostrov Kosa Meechkyn65.43-178.00
Ostrov Litke65.62-170.90
Ostrov Malyy Oleniy69.2534.72Murmansk Oblast
Ostrov Mednyy54.71167.72

Ostrov Mud'yugskiy64.9140.26Arkhangelsk Oblast
Ostrov RatmanovaSee Big Diomede Island
Ostrov Samba-Luda65.6435.23Karelia
Ostrov Sosnovets66.4940.68Murmansk Oblast
Ostrov Syarkkyaluoto60.3028.79Leningrad Oblast

Ostrov VrangelyaChukotskiy Avtonomnyy OkrugSee Wrangel Island
Ostrova Aynovskiye69.8331.61Murmanskaya Oblast'Ostrov Bolshoy Aynov Lighthouse
Ostrova Kibirinskiye Ludy66.9332.83Murmansk Oblast
Ostrova Rombaki65.0435.03Karelia
Ostrova Sredniye Ludy66.6033.68Murmansk Oblast

Ostrovnoy68.0539.51Murmanskaya Oblast'
Pechenga Fiord69.6331.37Murmanskaya Oblast'
PetropauloskiSee Petropavlovsk Kamchatski
Petropavlovsk Kamchatski53.02158.65Kamchatskaya Oblast'
Pillar PointChukotskiy Avtonomnyy OkrugSee Mys Pillar

Pinagori PointMurmansk OblastSee Mys Pinagoriy
Pitka PointLeningrad OblastSee Mys Dlinnyy
Pitlyar MysChukotskiy Avtonomnyy OkrugSee Mys Pillar
Plover BaySee Reyd Plover
Plover LandSee Wrangel Island

Plubber BaySee Reyd Plover
Port ProvidenceSee Reyd Plover
Port RescueSee Bukhta Ruddera
Primorsk60.3728.61Leningrad Oblast
Proliv LongaSee De Long Strait

Proliv Senyavina64.75-172.67
Providence BaySee Bukhta Provideniya
Puoten BluffSee Bukhta Puoten
RatmanofSee Big Diomede Island
Ratmanoff IslandSee Big Diomede Island

Reka AnadyrSee Anadyr
Reyd Plover64.37-173.35Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Rikasikha64.5440.17Arkhangelsk Oblast
Rocky GulfSee Bukhta Ugol'naya
Rodgers HarborSee Bukhta Rodzhers

Rombaki IslandKareliaSee Ostrova Rombaki
Rudder BaySee Bukhta Ruddera
Saint Lawrence BaySee Zaliv Lavrentiya
Samba IslandKareliaSee Ostrov Samba-Luda
SambaludaKareliaSee Ostrov Samba-Luda

Sand Point of the Holy CrossSee Ostrov Kosa Meechkyn
SerkolodaLeningrad OblastSee Ostrov Syarkkyaluoto
SerkoluotoLeningrad OblastSee Ostrov Syarkkyaluoto
Sharapov HeadKareliaSee Mys Sharapov
Shednya IslandMurmansk OblastSee Ostrova Sredniye Ludy

Small IslandSee Ostrov Itygran
Snug Harbor64.58-173.34
Solombala64.5840.53Arkhangelsk Oblast
SorokaKareliaSee Belomorsk
SosnovetskiyMurmansk OblastSee Ostrov Sosnovets
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 08:38:19 pm »
Name  (+link)          Lat            Long            SubdivisionNotes
South HeadSee Mys Kriguygun
Stupino63.9641.74Arkhangelsk Oblast
Sunday IslandSee Ostrov Litke
Teriberka69.1635.15Murmansk Oblast
Three BrothersSee Kamni Tri Brata

Transfiguration BaySee Bukhta Preobrazheniya
Troitski PointArkhangelsk OblastSee Mys Troitskiy
Troitskoye PointArkhangelsk OblastSee Mys Troitskiy
Ugdnaya BaySee Bukhta Ugol'naya

Vaida BayMurmansk OblastSee Guba Vayda
Vankarem RiverSee Laguna Vankarem
Virta PointLeningrad OblastSee Mys Virta-Niyemi
VirtaniemiLeningrad OblastSee Mys Virta-Niyemi

Waring PointChukotskiy Avtonomnyy OkrugSee Mys Uering
WellenSee Uelen
Whale IslandSee Ostrov Erdmana
WhalenSee Uelen
Whalers BaySee Bukhta Kitolovnaya

Whalers HarborSee Bukhta Kitolovnaya
WhalingSee Uelen
Wrangel Island71.27-178.92Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
Wrangell IslandChukotskiy Avtonomnyy OkrugSee Wrangel Island
YukanskieSee Ostrovnoy

Zaliv Kiguan64.27-172.93
Zaliv Koporskiy59.8628.83Leningrad Oblast
Zaliv KrestaSee Kresta Bay
Zaliv Lavrentiya65.67-171.08
Zaliv TkachenSee Bukhta Tkachen