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New Russian Drift Station Starts Its Work in Arctic
5.10.2012 08:57
New Russian Drift Station Starts Its Work in Arctic

A new Arctic drift station North Pole-40 was officially opened on Monday after a Russian flag was hoisted over it. The station is expected to be a key component of Russia’s scientific exploration of the vast northern region.

      The station, symbolically named “Russia,” will hold a team of about 16 researchers during the upcoming winter. It is planned to use it for a varity of scientific and oceanographic research. Like a typical drifting ice station the North Pole-40 has a serivce life of about one year.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian scientists North Pole expeditions Russian North   

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