Count Litke Medal
The Imperial Russian Geographical Society established this medal to commemorate its former vice-president Fyodor Litke’s service to the Society, and his contribution to geographical science. The medal was awarded from 1871 till 1930 inclusive.
December 21, 1973
The medal was awarded to Russian scientists for considerable achievements in mathematical and physical geography, and to foreign scientists for physiographic studies of Russia.
The first recipient
K. Staritsky, for his hydro-geographical research in the Pacific Ocean; and L. Pushchin, for his magnetic observations in the Caspian Sea in 1874.
1874 – Konstantin Staritsky, for his hydro-geographical research in the Pacific Ocean;
1885 – Mikhail Pevtsov, for his book “Essay on travels in Mongolia”;
1887 – Vladimir Keppen, for his studies in zoo- and phytogeography;
1907 – Leonid Breitfus, for his physiographic and biological studies in the Barents Sea.