Yevgeny Tolstikov

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Yevgeny Ivanovich Tolstikov (Russian: Евгений Иванович Толстиков; 9 February 1913 – 3 December 1987) was a Soviet polar explorer who awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union in 1955. He led the Third Soviet Antarctic Expedition and one of the first manned drifting ice stations in the Arctic.

In 1979, he was made deputy chairman of the State Committee for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Control.

A minor planet 3357 Tolstikov discovered by Czech astronomer Antonín Mrkos in 1984 is named after him.[1]