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Vladimir K. Arsenyev (1872–1930) was a Russian naturalist who devoted thirty years to exploring the Russian Far East and describing the people and wildlife he encountered. His written works continue to inspire generations of Russians to explore and appreciate nature. Jonathan C. Slaght is the Russia and Northeast Asia Coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). He is involved in research of Blakiston’s fish owls, Amur tigers, and Siberian musk deer. Slaght is the English-language editor of the Far-Eastern Journal of Ornithology and writes a guest blog for Scientific American titled “East of Siberia.” Slaght has authored more than twenty scientific and popular publications, and has translated dozens of scientific and popular texts from Russian. His writings and research have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC World Service, and MongaBay, and in publications such as the New York Times, Smithsonian magazine, and Audubon Magazine. Ivan Yegorchev is a member of both the Union of Russian Journalists and the Russian Geographical Society’s Society for the Study of the Far East (Obshchestvo izuchenii Amurskogo kraya). He has authored nearly ninety articles about Vladimir Arsenyev and is the editor of a six-volume set of Arsenyev’s unabridged writings. Yegorchev is Laureate of the 2005 V. K. Arsenyev Prize for his examination and analysis of Arsenyev’s 1906 expedition manuscripts, and recently published a book describing Arsenyev’s “secret” expeditions to combat poaching and banditry in the Ussuri Kray from 1911 to 1913. ...


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