"The objects' size varies from 900 square meters [9,687 square feet] to 54,500 square meters. A topographic survey has been conducted on the new islands, they have been described in detail, and photos have been taken", the Northern Fleet said.
The freshly discovered islands are located off the western coast of Severny Island, near the Nansen Glacier. They were first spotted in 2016 when satellite images of the Wiese Bay were analyzed. Before that, the islands had supposedly been veiled by the glacier.
Between 2015 and 2018, the Northern Fleet's hydrographical experts helped to discover over 30 new islands, bays and capes near Franz Josef Land archipelago and Novaya Zemlya archipelago.