Yerofey Khabarov

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Yerofey Pavlovich Khabarov (sometimes called Svyatitsky) (Хабаров (Святитский), Ерофей Павлович in Russian) (circa 1610 — after 1667), was a Russian seafarer and explorer.

In 1625, Khabarov sailed from Tobolsk to Mangazeya. Three years later, he left the town with his expedition and reached the Kheta river (eastern part of Taimyr). In 1630, Khabarov took part in a voyage from Mangazeya to Tobolsk. In 16321641, he reached the Lena river and founded a farming settlement with saltworks at the mouths of Kuta and Kirenga. In 16491650, Khabarov crossed the Olyokma river and reached Amur. In 16511653, he went down the Amur river from the point where the Urka river falls into Amur to the region under the mouth of the Ussuri river. Khabarov charted the Amur river in his "Draft of the Amur river" ("Чертёж реке Амуру").

The city of Khabarovsk, a small town, and a railway station Yerofey Pavlovich on Trans-Siberian railroad bear his name.

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