Yuri Fedorovich Lisyanskiy (1773-1837) was born in Nezhin, Ukraine. He is one of many famous Russian Navigators [Prohorov 1973:505] and devoted his life to a naval career starting in his youth.
"Travel Round the World Onboard the Ship Neva Performed in 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 18
, Article 7.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol18/iss2/7