Fyodor Luzhin
Fyodor Fyodorovich Luzhin (Russian
Russian language
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: Федор Федорович Лужин) (died 1727) was a Russia
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n geodesist and cartographer.

Fyodor Luzhin was first a student at the School for Mathematical and Navigational Sciences in Moscow
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 and then in a geodesic class of the Naval Academy in St. Petersburg (until 1718). In 1719–1721, Luzhin took part in drawing a map of Kamchatka and Kuril Islands
Kuril Islands
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 together with Ivan Yevreinov
Ivan Yevreinov
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. In 1723–1724, he made surveys
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 of different parts of East Siberia. In 1725–1727, Luzhin participated in the First Kamchatka Expedition led by Vitus Bering
Vitus Bering
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