Maritime Territory of Russia: the Fishery Sector
The life of Avenir P. Sukhondyaevsky has been linked to the sea since he was 17. He started working in 1932 as a sailor in Arkhangelsk and participated in the Great Patriotic War. From 1949 he worked in the fishing industry of the Kaliningrad region as a captain and a head of North Atlantic herring expedition. In 1957 as captain of Large full-freezing fishing trawler "Kazan" Avenir Sukhondyaevsky took part in the first scientific fishing expedition to the coast of West Africa. In 1958 he led the second expedition to that region, and in 1963 he was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labour "for outstanding achievements in achieving high levels of fish production".
Yuri N. Ivanov was a Russian writer, oceanologist, public figure. In 1945 he arrived in Königsberg together with the military unit in which his father was serving. Ivanov graduated from school in Kaliningrad. Since 1959 he participated in scientific expeditions, then became a researcher at the AtlantNIRO. Yuri Ivanov was the founder and the first head of the museum of the institute. He wrote his first story in 1956. The main themes of his works were the Great Patriotic War and the people who set sail on the sea. The sea and its toilers were glorified by the writer in his books "Road to the Tropics", "Atlantic Voyage", "Caribbean Souvenir", "Course to Havana", "Cassiopeia", "Tornado", "Eternal Return", "The Road of Winds".
Since 1987 Ivanov headed the regional branch of the Soviet (since 1992 — the Russian) Fund of Culture.