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Valerian Albanov

Valerian Albanov was born in 1881 in Voronezh, Russia, and graduated in 1904 from the Naval College of St. Petersburg. Despite his harrowing voyage aboard the Saint Anna, he continued going to sea until his death in 1919. Jon Krakauer is the bestselling author of Into the Wild and Into the Air, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1998.