Postal History Gallery of Related Events
Tourist Voyage to the
first voyage in 1991 sailed in the icebreaker SOYUZ,
leaving Murmansk on July 27th using the code name TRANSPOLAR
BRIDGE. They visited Franz Josef Land, Bennet and Wrangel
Islands, before reaching the North Pole on August 4th. The
Diomede Islands were visited on the final leg to Providenia
on August 16th.
Closing the Russian Ice Station
serving as North Pole Station 31, the ice floe moved southward
and began to break up. An MI-8 helicopter evacuated the base
on July 25-29, 1991.
ended the continuity of Russian ice research programs started
The Tourist Cruise of the Northeast
aggressive Lindblad cruise promoters introduced this virtually
unique passage through the Arctic incorporating the Port of
Murmansk as the basing point. The passage was first plotted
in the middle 1935 period and makes it possible to sustain
a number of communities along the forbidding coastline.
icebreaker SOVETSKIY SOYUZ was adapted to accommodate
International Symposium on Global
International Symposium was convened in Leningrad in April,
pieces courtesy of George Hall)