Date of Birth: 06/04/1913
Place of birth: a. Vilgort
Stepan was a member of the Great Patriotic War. He had military awards.
From 1956 to 1964 he worked as a teacher, and from 1965 to 1980 - head of the department of physical geography Penza State pedagogicheskogoinstituta. In 1965 Stepan defended his doctoral thesis on "The origin of precipitation in the European part of the USSR in the warm time of the year" and in 1966 was promoted to professor of PSPI.
Stepan Zhakovopublikoval more than 60 scientific publications, including monographs: "The impact of Arctic climate of the USSR" (1969), "The main climatic patterns in the USSR" (1978), "General climatic features of the Earth" (1984).
In 1982 Stepan Zhakov became editor of the "Atlas of the Penza region." For many years he was elected chairman of the Penza branch of the Geographical Society of the USSR.
For successful work in high school Zhakov was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor.