Mihail Veniukov

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Date of Birth: 06/23/1832

Age: 69

Citizenship: Russia


Venyukov Mikhail Ivanovich (1832-1901) - Russian traveler and geographer, military, Major General.

Born June 23, 1832 in the village of Nikitinsky, education in the Noble Regiment. In the production of an officer listened Venyukov St. Petersburg University course and in 1856 graduated from the Imperial Military Academy. All further his work was devoted to travel for scientific purposes. In 1857-1863 gg. Venyukov traveled the Amur, Ussuri, Baikal, Issyk-Kul, the Tien-Shan, Altai and the Caucasus, in 1861 promoted to the Majors. Then he served in Poland Chairman of the Committee on Peasant Affairs. In 1868-1869 gg. he embarked on a world tour, with special attention to what attitude to China and Japan. 1874 Venyukov held in Asiatic Turkey, in 1876, promoted to major general in the 80-ies. he visited Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal and Gambia, the coast of Brazil and Uruguay, as well as the island of the Antilles archipelago. The result of these trips were numerous published works of geographical and military-geographical nature. In addition, Venyukov put a lot of articles in the "Military Collection", "Russian Invalid", "Proceedings of the Imperial Geographical Society", "Russian Thought", and other Russian and foreign publications. Venyukov died a retired Major General July 16, 1901

Selected bibliography

From the memoirs. Bk. 1-3. Amsterdam, 1895-1901

Historical Sketches of Russia since the Crimean War, before the conclusion of the Treaty of Berlin. 1855-1878. T. 1-4. Leipzig, 1878-1880

A brief sketch of the English possessions in Asia. SPb., 1875

Materials for military geography southern margin of the Aral-Caspian lowland. SPb., 1874bozrenie Japanese archipelago in its present condition. Vol. 1-2. SPb., 1871

Experience of military descriptions of Russian borders in Asia. 2 vol. SPb., 1873-1876

Sketch of old and new agreements between Russia and China. SPb., 1861

Essays on Contemporary China. SPb., 1874

Japanese Essays. SPb., 1869

The progressive movement of Russia in Central Asia. SPb., 1877

Travel along the margins of Russian Asia, and notes about them. SPb., 1868

Travelling in the Amur region, China and Japan. Khabarovsk, 1970

Russia and the East. Collection of geographical and political articles. SPb., 1877