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12 The Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society have begun the direct preparation of expeditions to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago within the framework of the historical and cultural project “The Main Facade of Russia. History, events, people ”.
The Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society has completed the selection of candidates for the expedition. Historical, biological, ecological, geological and archaeological research during the cruise on the icebreaker of the Northern Fleet “Ilya Muromets” will be carried out by fifteen scientists from nine scientific organizations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Murmansk. The head of the 12th Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the commander of the Northern Fleet and the executive director of the Russian Geographical Society, approved a scientific research program.
An expeditionary group of servicemen of the Central Range of the Russian Federation under the leadership of the scientific leader of the project, Colonel Sergei Churkin, with the involvement of a Mi-8 helicopter, a BL-820 boat and on foot carried out research on the reconstruction of the route of the 18th century pioneer Fyodor Rozmyslov in the Matochkin Shar Strait, and also conducted reconnaissance on the forthcoming route of the expedition in the southwestern part of Yuzhny Island. The shores of Matochkin Shara from Cape Stolbovoy to Cape Morzhovy, as well as the coasts of Chernaya, Stroganovaya and Valkova bays have been investigated.
In addition, the route has been determined for the ascent of the 12th Main Directorate, the Northern Fleet and the Rosatom State Corporation team to the highest point in the Matochkin Shar Strait – Sedov Peak. According to Colonel Pavel Koshkarev, Assistant Commander for Physical Training of the Northern Fleet, this will be the first high-latitude conquest of more than 1,100 meters by military personnel.
Servicemen of the Central Test Site of the Russian Federation have begun to prepare the site for the installation of a memorial Orthodox cross at Cape Barany in honor of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the expeditions of the founder of the Russian Geographical Society, Fyodor Litke, to the shores of Novaya Zemlya and the Kola Peninsula. During a detailed examination from a helicopter of the area where the memorial cross was installed by the commander of the Mi-8, Captain Oleg Boroday, the remains of an old cross overgrown with moss were found. During a thorough examination, forged nails were found holding its elements together.
The main activities of the Integrated Expedition 12 of the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society will be held in August, when the combined expeditionary team aboard the Ilya Muromets icebreaker will set off around the South Island of Novaya Zemlya along the routes of the first explorers of Novaya Zemlya, Petr Pakhtusov, Vladimir Rusanov and Rudolf Samoilovich.
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