The youth Arctic expedition led by children's ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, which skied its way to their final destination, the North Pole, and had to wait out a snowstorm in a tent, has returned to the Barneo polar station, Interfax reports.
The evacuation of the 7th Russian Youth Arctic Expedition from the North Pole initially planned for Sunday night has been postponed till Monday over unfavorable weather in the area, press secretary of the Murmansk region government Denis Pushin told Itar-Tass on late Sunday.
A party of seven teenagers, some of them with limited physical abilities, two Arctic explorers and Russian ombudsman for children Pavel Astakhov is stranded at the North Pole by a snowstorm with their evacuation impossible and their food supply close to running out, Astakhov’s spokesman said on Saturday.
The 7th Russian youth Arctic expedition under the motto "To the North Pole on skis!" has reached its goal when seven Russian teenagers have conquered the North Pole on Friday.
Servicemen of the Russian Airborne Forces successfully accomplished the first-ever landing on drifting ice in direct proximity with the North Pole at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the course of an evacuation drill, Airborne Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Yevgeny Meshkov told Interfax-AVN agency.
It's time Russia should accelerate development of the Arctic region, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wrote in an article published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on Friday. Mir-1 and Mir-2 submersibles dived to the ocean bottom on the North Pole to install Russia's flag in August 2007, he said.
Russia is putting the finishing touches on an application to the UN in an effort to expand its economic zone in the Arctic Ocean. The economic zone will extend some 650 kilometers from the Russian coast, scientists report. However, other circumpolar countries are also making their claims for the Arctic territory. All of these countries are conducting their own research in order to claim their piece of the North Pole.
A ski trip to the North Pole, in which seven underage orphans and children with disabilities from various Russian regions will participate, is scheduled for April 2014, Russian children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov told reporters in Kemerovo.
Canada has filed data to a United Nations body that will help define for the world the portion of the Arctic it controls.
Canada signalled intentions to claim the North Pole and surrounding Arctic waters while announcing Monday the filing of a UN application seeking to vastly expand its Atlantic sea boundary.
A new phase of the fight over the Arctic has begun. Canada is claiming a part of Russia’s Arctic territory, i.e. the Lomonosov Ridge, despite the fact that scientists have proven that the ridge is a continuation of Russia's continental shelf. Canada is also planning to include in its bid the delineation of the Arctic shelf the North Pole, which is simultaneously claimed by Russia and Denmark. The document is being prepared to be sent to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).
For the first time in history, the Olympic flame was brought to the North Pole on board the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory). An ITAR-TASS correspondent, who is participating in this unique expedition, reports that the icebreaker left Murmansk and has passed more than 2,500 kilometers across the Arctic Ocean, reached the North Pole today (PHOTOS, VIDEO).
The Olympic Torch Relay has entered a new stage. A unique expedition has been launched from Murmansk – Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker "50 Years of Victory" will deliver the Olympic Flame to the North Pole.
A ship-borne hydrographic team sent by Russia’s Arctic Naval Fleet has discovered that Northbrook Island of the Franz Josef Land archipelago is in fact two islands, separated by a narrow strait.
Eighty-five years ago, on May 24, 1928, the Italia airship with a 16-member North Pole expedition led by Umberto Nobile reached the North Pole. On its way back, the airship was caught in a storm and crashed some 100 km off Spitsbergen. That happened on May 25. Six countries then teamed up for what was the world’s first international air and sea rescueeffort. It involved 18 ships and 21 planes with the Soviet icebreaker Krasin having a key part to play in the rescue.
This year, on May 21st, Russia marks Polar Explorer Day for the first time. The daring North and South Pole explorers have written quite a few pages of heroic accomplishments in the country’s history. But experts believe this is also a professional holiday of the residents of the Far North, geologists and oceanologists, the military and drillers. These people total almost 2 million in Russia.
Russian travelers Feodor Konukhov and Viktor Simonov have covered 600 km of their North Pole-Greenland dogsled expedition that started on April 6.
Russian travelers Fyodor Konyukhov and Viktor Simonov have set a record for daytime crossing across the ice of the Arctic as part of their current expedition from Karelia to the North Pole to Greenland which started on April 6th .
Seven days after starting off from Russia’s Barneo base on the Arctic Ice Cap, a team of young Russian skiers led by the seasoned adventurer Matvei Shparo has reached the North Pole.