More than 6 years on behalf of the President of Russia in the Arctic is a "General cleaning". Multi-ton landfill on the archipelago of Franz Josef Land remained from the Soviet era. For the first time Vladimir Putin visited in 2010. Now the President has personally evaluated the results of this work.
Cave polar pilots name rather conditional, in fact, is a huge failure in a giant glacier, which reaches, according to the researchers, approximately 2 thousand years. And it helps scientists studying the ice, to find out what was the climate on the Earth Millennium ago. The President flew to the Franz Josef Land already 2 times for a few years. With his eyes he decided to see executed his Commission for "General cleaning" of the Arctic.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the Arctic why not just cast. There is rot in dozens of trucks, thousands of barrels of fuel, at some point it became simply dangerous to fragile Northern nature. 69 thousand tons of rusty metal removed. Now there is white beauty.
Tea party in the Arctic - it is something without which explorers can not do in the terrible cold. A very good health it was necessary to have journalists Kremlin pool, came to bless this trip. The coast of the Barents sea in the ice. And though today the sun rises, starts the polar day, but even during the day there is -30, and given the fact that a very strong cold wind, the feeling that everything is -40. Know all the features of the Arctic are especially important given that Russia after the collapse of the 1990s returned to the Arctic seriously. The Arctic can play a key role in the development of the Russian economy.
To work in the Arctic, Russia is ready and with foreign partners. But those guests who were not invited, the country's borders must be protected. The Franz Josef land as far out to the shores of Arkhangelsk the plane flies for 3 hours. Now in Arkhangelsk in the middle of the international Arctic forum.