The second meteorite ever found in Russia was Bragin, a pallasite. By coincidence, the first meteorite ever identified in Russia was the Pallas Iron, the original pallasite. Initial debris of Bragin were found by the farmers of Kaporenki, a village in the estate of Bragin. The estate belonged to
His Brilliance Graf Rakitsky, State Advisor, Ex Honorio Inspector of The Schools Of Rechitsky Uezd And a Cavalier
. Rakitsky gave the debris to scientists. Additional fragments of Bragin have been found frequently up to the present day. During World War II, samples of Bragin were stolen from Kiev by German soldiers. Samples of Bragin in Minsk also disappeared without trace during the war.