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Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) Sergei Shoigu announced a trip around the North Pole during the Society Prize award ceremony, which took place today in Moscow.

“We will, of course, make a trip, but not along the equator, but around the North Pole,” Shoigu said. “There are many important, necessary, interesting and beautiful projects ahead”.

He recalled previous projects, including: there were expeditions to the island of Shumshu and Matua, large expeditions to explore the seabed, when a dead American submarine was found in the Kuril region.

The President of the Russian Geographical Society presented the award in the category “Best Expedition to Russia” to the participants of the project “The Main Facade of Russia. History, Events, People ”based on the results of complex expeditions of the Northern Fleet in the archipelagos of the Arctic. The prize was awarded to a senior researcher at the laboratory of fundamental problems of ecological geophysics and volcanology
IPZ RAS Ruslan Zhostkov and senior specialist of the Northern Fleet’s rescue team, Captain 2nd Rank Denis Krets.

Shoigu also presented special awards to the winners of the 2021 International Geography Olympiad, which were hosted remotely by Turkey. In terms of points, Russian schoolchildren took first place in the overall team standings, won two gold and two silver medals.

He expressed the hope that the children would appear on this stage more than once, but already as laureates of the RGS Prize, and expressed gratitude to everyone who was involved in the preparation of schoolchildren.

The President of the Russian Geographical Society said that he supports the project of building a new wintering complex for the station in Antarctica. He announced this during the Society Prize award ceremony, which took place on Tuesday in Moscow.

“I think that by next year we may be able to present our new station in Antarctica, which is being initiated by a member of the Board of Trustees, as nominees for the award,” he said.

He noted that this work has been completed and now the complex is to be delivered to Antarctica.

“This is a big and serious task, but if it is presented as a project for the RGS Prize competition, I will vote for,” Shoigu said.

The only inland station of the Russian Federation in Antarctica “Vostok” was built in 1957, its overhaul was carried out in 1979. It was planned to build a new wintering complex for Vostok by the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. It is known that Mikhelson is the investor in this project.

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