Leonid Alexeevich Kulik, the Russian scientist who organized the first expeditions to the Tunguska site.
Kulik organized an expedition that gathered sufficient information
to conclude, that "the meteorite fall in the neighbourhood of the Ogniya
river, a left tributary of the Vanavara river, which is a right
tributary of the Podkamennaya Tunguska (Hatanga) river
expedition could not go further than Kansk, at 600 km from the Tunguska
explosion site. Five years later, Kulik discovered the site at about 50
km from the mentioned Vanavara river tributary.
The first Kulik expedition
, that REACHED the explosion site, left
Leningrad (S.Petersburg) in February 1927. On 13 April they found the
beginning of the flattened forest. On 30 May Kulik established the
radial nature of the devastated forest.
The second Kulik expedition
left Leningrad in early April 1928. On early
May the expedition was joined in Vanavara by Strukov
Third Kulik expedition
: 24 February 1929 - October 1930.
: July-August 1938. (see: Our images