Russian Robinson: as hussars Sergey Lisitsyn survived on the bleak shores of the sea of OkhotskPictolic
In 1857 the writer Alexander Sibiryakov traveled to the Far East of Russia. In the Amur region, the writer met with the owner of the copper and gold mines Sergei Petrovich Lisitsin. After hearing the amazing story of this man of Siberians, I decided to write a book about him, called "Russian Robinson".
Sergey Petrovich Lisitsyn descended from the nobility of Kursk province. Educated young man aunt, which developed his interest in exact Sciences. After teaching at the University Lisitsyn became the candidate of mathematical Sciences, but the scientist career is not Manila. Sergey Petrovich had a short temper and an adventurous mindset, so a straight road in the hussars. General of the army of Napoleon, Louis Antoine LaSalle said:
Officers of the Sumy hussar regiment
In those days, this kind of troops served the dashing young men of noble families, famous for as a notorious bully and revelers. In the new environment Sergey Lisitsyn felt like a fish in water, but military service interrupted the duel with a colleague. 24-year-old cornet kicked out of the army, but to go to the boring work of officials, he refuses. At the invitation of one of the relatives of Sergey Petrovich agrees to go to Alaska.
In 1847, during the voyage young nobleman quickly became its among the sailors, however, after one of the booze said, no, the captain of the ship. For this Sergey Lisitsyn sent to his cabin, but he began to incite the members of the team in open revolt. For such actions was death penalty.
The shore of the sea of Okhotsk
From the captain of the ship left the rebel rifle with 26 charges and a letter in which he wrote:
Ahead stretched the harsh Okhotsk sea, and behind grew boundless taiga. Had to wait for a passing ship. Lisitsyn was a typical noble dude who never worked with their hands. In childhood he did the serfs, and in the army behind him, always looked out Batman. However, during the first month of "Russian Robinson" built a house with the furnace and gathered a supply of mushrooms and nuts.
It was spring, and men together built a new house and the bath house, plowed a few fields, in the summer, gathered the first harvest. If Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe threatened cannibals, and pirates, the Russian survivalist prevented Chinese smugglers. Lisitsyn and his aides fought off several bandit raids. Because of Chinese threats, they were forced to build a boat and go to sea.
The Chinese bandits
"Robinsons" came out to the ship and was saved by a Russian ship. From the previous arrogant and cocky hussar not gone. Sergey Petrovich was reborn and became a devout hard-working man, who all his life was friends with a simple peasant Vasili and his son.
During his temporary isolation Lisitsyn found deposits of gold and was designated by the government, the Manager of these lands. Basil became an assistant of Sergei Petrovich and his son studied at Moscow University. Becoming a respected man Lisitsyn found and the captain of the ill-fated ship. But revenge did not, and, on the contrary, thanked him for his "science." When the old captain died, the Manager of the mines took over the tuition of two of his children.