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Ivory gull (Pagophila eburnea). Interview with Maria Gavrilo, ornithologist

A team of three ornithologists in the helicopter on July 27th, left for Franz Josef Land. On the island of Hays, where the revived polar station n.a. Ernst Krenkel (Papanin’s radioman) is located, within a few days they are to survey the bird population which is a symbol of purity.

Monday, July 30, 2007

The inhospitable Arctic. The Arktika-2007 expedition: Interview with V. Sokolov

An interview with Vladimir Sokolov, head of the high-latitude Arctic expedition of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (St. Petersburg).

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Arctic: An ice trial "flight" in depth. The Mir-1 and the Mir-2 diving tests

“I love you people!” wrote in the MVK logbook Anatoly Sagalevich, Head of the Laboratory of the deep manned submersibles of Shirshov Institute of Ocean Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

Sunday, July 29, 2007

The research vessel Akademik Fedorov is not in distress. A Press-conference of the expedition participants

From the icebreaker Russia journalists communicated the news, “The research vessel Akademik Fedorov is in distress, the icebreaker Russia is moving back to help it” An angry Chilingarov flew to the Akademik Fedorov to hold a press conference.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Only Russia has technology, knowledge and real specialists. A press-conference on the research vessel Akademik Fedorov.

Tomorrow, after reaching 83º Nord, moving on the east side of Franz Josef Land, the Akademik Fedorov will be released on the ice and in one of the ice-holes test dive of the Mir-1 and the Mir-2 deep manned submersibles will be conducted. Today on the eve of a trial dive Head of the high-Arctic deep-sea expedition, Artur Chilingarov came in a helicopter from the nuclear ice-breaker Russia for the press conference. He noted that the purpose of the trial dive is to complete the main task – the submersibles’ dive at the North Pole.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Akademik Fedorov and the Russia run to the North free

The research vessel Akademik Fedorov participating in the expedition to the North Pole today at three o’clock in the morning met the nuclear-powered ship Russia , and right now the vessels move in trail. Today at 10.30 the expedition was at 72 degrees and 52 minutes of the north latitude, and 9 degrees and 73 minutes of the east longitude, and held a course of 26 degrees to the North in the Barents Sea.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


You feel a lost tourist on the ship. Hundred of scientists do their job, they are engaged with their equipment, mount laboratories, check all systems performance. The crew performs their daily routine.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Press Conference with Artur N. Chilingarov on the icebreaker Russia

In an exclusive interview with the MVK Deputy Representative of the State Duma and the leader of the high-latitude deep Arctic expedition, Artur Chilingarov said that they were “ready to provide all the materials” to create a display of modern polar explorers who would have entered the MVK mobile polar museum, Role of HISTORY in life and business.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Arktika-2007 expedition: Dive at Franz Josef Land

Today, at 3 pm, the icebreaker Russia left Murmansk for the North Pole. This is a unique expedition of a large group of Russian scientists, whose main task is to study the shelf of the Arctic Ocean, to clarify the limits of the shelf from the New Siberian Islands to the North Pole.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Murmansk. City – Port

Murmansk is situated in several areas, separated by hills. The population numbers about 330 thousand people. The city is situated among the hills on the shore of the ice-free Kola Bay, 50 kilometers from the Barents Sea gate.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007