A polar researcher and a navigator on Georgy Brusilov's famous expedition.
The Minister for Merchant Marine of the USSR in 1954-1970 and the author of several influential books on maritime fleet operations.
A distinguished navigator and explorer who led two Kamchatka Expeditions and found the strait between Asia and North America later named after him.
Together with Vitus Bering, Aleksey Chirikov was the first Russian to reach the northwestern coast of North America.
President and Chairman of Total who greatly contributed to the development of Russo-French economic ties.
The Minister of the Gas Industry of the USSR in 1985-1989 and the Minister of the Oil Industry of the USSR in 1985-1989.
The Governor of the Sakhalin Region from 1995 to 2003.
A legendary shipmaster, who participated in ice convoys along the Northern Sea Route during the World War II and later wrote a fundamental book on ice navigation, for which he was granted the doctorate in geography.
A distinguished geologist and the author of the Oil Doctrine, who developed the theory of origins of oil deposits and conditions for their formation.
The Minister for Merchant Marine of the USSR and one of the founders of Sovcomflot.
An outstanding Russian lawyer specializing in maritime law, a judge at the UN International Tribunal for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (Hamburg), and member of the International Court of Justice (the Hague).
A warship seamen, a shipmaster, a prominent writer and a scriptwriter.
The first person to navigate a large-capacity tanker to the port of Pevek in Arctic conditions (1969). Over 31 years working as a shipmaster, he made a great contribution to training fleet personnel.
A prominent statesman who headed the USSR Council of Ministers for more than 15 years and strived to reform the country’s economy by decentralizing of the planning system and strengthening the independence of Russian enterprises.
An actor of the Leningrad Bolshoy Drammatichesky Theatre and later its artistic director.
An admiral and a polar explorer who introduced the idea of using icebreakers to explore the Arctic Ocean and designed the first-ever Arctic icebreaker Ermak.
One of the first Russian Arctic explorers, who helped describe a significant portion of the Arctic coast and authored the first Russian-language navigation guide.
A former chairman of Sovfracht and one of the authors of the idea to establish Sovcomflot.