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Defense Ministry expedition reached the island of Kotelny on ice

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The Arctic Expedition of the Ministry of Defense of Russia was the first scientific mission in the world to overcome the distance to the island of Kotelny, the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands, over the ice cover of the Laptev Sea with machinery. This was reported on Sunday by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Dmitry Bulgakov.

“Representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Russia and industrial enterprises on modern models of snow aerial vehicles have overcome 1140 kilometers along the ice of the Laptev Sea and the coastal zone have reached their goal,” the message says.

As expected, in a few days the expedition members will go back to Tiksi on the ice cover.


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