The Dimitri Laptev Strait connects the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea and separates the Siberian mainland from the Lyakhovsky Islands (part of the New Siberian Islands). The Laptev Strait is named after Russian Arctic explorer and Vice Admiral Dmitry Yakovlevich Laptev, whose crew were the first Russians to live amongst the area’s indigenous population (who in turn were instrumental in the crew’s survival of a difficult winter). View more
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