Everyone knows the rare Russian surname Miklouho-Maclay. Scientific activities of the outstanding scientist and traveler Nikolay Nikolayevich Miklouho-Maclay who devoted his entire life to the high ideals of good and humanism, made this name world famous.
An anthropologist and ethnographer, anatomist and physician, linguist and zoologist, botanist and geographer, writer, publicist and artist in one person, Nikolay Nikolayevich, like a comet, raced through the sky of the scientific sphere of the whole world, leaving behind the works that have not lost their meaning up to this day! And first of all his family, his parents became the main source of moral gestures of the famous researcher. Unfortunately, there are almost no records about his ancestors, their names became oblivious, and this, despite the fact that it was the cream of Russian society of the stormy XIX century.
Few people know that all five children of the railway engineer Nikolay Miklouho, as well as his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, have made such a community of outstanding figures of the Russian State, which has been inspiring respect of the world for more than one and a half centuries.