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Vladimir Atlasov

Vladimir Vassilievich Atlasov, Russian explorer. In 1697 Vladimir Atlasov, founder of the Anadyr settlement, led a group of 65 Cossacks and 60 Yukaghir[?] natives to investigate the Kamchatka peninsula. He built two forts along the Kamchatka River[?] which became trading posts for Russian fur trappers.

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