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How the territory of discoveries was presented to the geographers of the world
The first festival of the Russian Geographical Society in Moscow began with the screening of a documentary film about the expedition "Chukotka - the territory of discoveries" began. In addition to Russian specialists, their colleagues from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Spain, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, China, Serbia, Turkey and the Czech Republic could see it. Pyotr Boyarsky, the head of the Center for the Marine Arctic Expedition and Russia's Maritime Heritage Center, of the D.S.
The implementation of the interregional project "Chukotka - a territory of discoveries", timed to coincide with the celebration of the 365th anniversary of the opening of the Bering Strait, began in 2011. Then, according to the press service of the regional government, the expedition started on two sailing ships "Apostol Andrey" and "Saint Nicholas", built on the model of the Pomor kochis. The route of the first stage was the Pomor Ring - over 2 km along the waterways of the Republic of Karelia, the Vologda and Arkhangelsk regions: Lake Onega, Volga-Baltic Canal, White Lake, Mariinsky system, Sukhona and Northern Dvina rivers, White Sea, White Sea-Baltic channel.
The second stage of the expedition, about which RIA Vostok-Media then wrote, was carried out in June-August 2012 along the route Ust-Kut - Yakutsk-Tiksi with a total length of over 3 700 km. The third - final season started from Tiksi in July 2013 of the year and ended in October of the same year. He was 4 300 km, covering the Laptev Sea, East Siberian, Chukchi and Bering Sea. The finishing point was the capital of the Chukotka Autonomous Region - the city of Anadyr.
During the expedition, scientists have collected a wealth of material that allows to clarify the historical picture of the development of the Arctic and Siberia by Russian pioneers. They also revealed new objects of cultural heritage, collected ethnographic material, conducted a study of the state of the environment.