Arctic expedition to the New Land to repeat the route Rusanova

The Northern fleet in conjunction with the 12th commander of the defense Ministry and the Russian geographical society will be held in August the expedition on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, its members rekonstruiruet route Arctic Explorer Vladimir Rusanov, and perform a number of studies reported the press service of the Northern fleet.

"In the middle of August 2020, the Northern fleet will send another Arctic expedition to the Islands of Novaya Zemlya archipelago. In addition to the Northern fleet in its composition will include representatives of the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Russia, Russian geographical society, national Park "Russian Arctic" and research institutes. Will head a comprehensive research expedition team of 10-12 soldiers and scientists representative of the 12th Central Board captain 2 rank Sergei Zinchenko," - said in the message.

As noted in the Navy, from the main base of the Northern fleet - Severomorsk on the sea tug MB-12 detachment of ships of the auxiliary fleet, the expedition will travel through the Barents sea to Novaya Zemlya. It will last for two to three weeks, depending on the possibility of conducting the planned research and papers.

"The participants will reconstruct the route of the expedition of the famous Arctic Explorer Vladimir Rusanov, which he made 110 years ago in 1910. The scientists also planned to conduct monitoring of objects of cultural and natural heritage in a New Land, to study the ecological status of the territory and to perform a number of important biological observations," - said in the Navy.

The plans of the expedition are testing special devices designed to repel polar bears without any harm to the animals, and studying the migration route of the largest predators of the Arctic. Specialists of the Central polygon 12 gumo of the Russian Federation investigate the radioecological situation and will conduct measurements of background radiation at different points of the archipelago.

Within declared the Northern fleet of the Patriotic campaign "victory Banner over the Arctic", the expedition will take along a copy of the legendary red banner and will install it in key points along the planned route in honor of the 75th anniversary of the great Victory.

In addition to the Rusanovskoye route will be visited the places of wintering of expeditions of Tsivolki and Sedov, as well as investigations of the places related to the Willem Barentsz added to the fleet.