Terence Armstrong

Terence Armstrong (7 April 1920 – 21 February 1996) was a polar scholar. He obtained a first-class honours degree in French and Russian from Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1941 and after the war became a research fellow in Russian studies at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) where he worked for thirty-six years, analysing shipping movements and mineral developments for the SPRI journal Polar Record and becoming a leading authority, well respected in the USSR, on the Russian Arctic and sea ice. His publications included The Russians in the Arctic: Aspects of Soviet Exploration and Exploitation of the Far North, 1937-1957 in 1958. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he oversaw fifty books published as Honorary Secretary of the Hakluyt Society.

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