Khabarovsk airport is named after Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime

© RIA Novosti / Vyacheslav Recouperate in fotobanka in Khabarovsk. Archival photoKhabarovsk airport is named after Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime© RIA Novosti / Vyacheslav Recouperate the image Bank

Almost half of the population of Khabarovsk Krai took part in the voting in the framework of the project «Great names of Russia» voted for the appropriation of the airports of Khabarovsk behalf of Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy proved that Sakhalin is an island, and the Amur is navigable, according to the website of the regional government on Wednesday.

Voting was conducted from 12 to 30 November. In the Public chamber of the Russian Federation on Tuesday held its final meeting of the expert Council of the contest «Great names of Russia», which was presented results.

«In the Khabarovsk Krai in the survey involved more than 180 thousand people. The voting was as follows: Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky – 11% or 21372 people, Erofey Khabarov and 40% 74130 people and Gennady Nevelskoy 47% or 85348 people»,- stated in the message.

It is noted that the proposed naming will prepare for the Federal government, the Public chamber of the Russian Federation.

Gennady Ivanovich Nevelskoy researcher of the Far East, was born December 5, (November 23, old style), 1813 in the Kostroma province in the family of a naval officer. He graduated from the Naval cadet corps and the Officer class. He served on several ships, in 1847, sent to serve in Kamchatka. Nevel decided to take this opportunity to implement his old idea to study the mouth of the Amur river, which has long considered unsuitable for navigation.

In June 1849 on the ship «Baikal» he reached the Northern tip of Sakhalin, rounding it from the West, toward the Amur estuary and found the mouth of the Amur. Nevel’s team examined him for a few miles up the river.

Thus, the expedition under the command of Nevelskoy proved that Sakhalin is an island, and the Amur is navigable. In August 1850 he founded the military settlement at the mouth of the Amur river under the name of Nikolayevsky post, later to become the city of Nikolaevsk-on-Amur.

In February 1851 the government’s decision under the direction of Gennady Nevelskoy was organized by the Amur expedition, which explored in detail the basin of the lower Amur, made it a topographical survey, made the first map of the whole Amur river, conducted extensive research work in Sakhalin.

Died Gennady Nevelskoy in St. Petersburg at the age of 62 years. Was buried in the cemetery of the resurrection Novodevichy convent.

On its activities in the far East, he said in the book «Feats of Russian marine officers in the far East of Russia, 1849-1855», on which he worked until the end of life. It was published two years after the author’s death.