In August 2020, launched the third season of the expedition of the Northern fleet and the Russian geographical society (RGS) to study the Islands of the Arctic archipelago. It will continue until October, said the press service of the RGS.

The expedition will be devoted to several significant dates: the 75th anniversary of the great Victory, the 175th anniversary of the Russian geographical society, the 110th anniversary of the Hydrographic expedition of the Arctic ocean, the 120th anniversary of the Russian polar expedition and the 145th anniversary since the birth of the famous Arctic Explorer Vladimir Rusanov.

the Troops of the expedition will be a unique route from Murmansk to the Bering Strait, will unfold around the Wrangel island and back through the Arctic archipelago Novosibirsk Islands, Severnaya Zemlya, the Franz Josef and a New Earth, – said the Director of the Department of expeditions and tourism development the Executive Board of the RGS Sergei Chechulin.

The researchers will attempt to find traces of the pioneers of Arctic and write in their biography with new facts, as well as to capture their memory. For this 3 August at the Moscow headquarters of the RGS patrons gave the members of the expedition commemorative signs dedicated to founders of the Russian geographical society and the polar Explorer Vladimir Rusanov. Sign in honor of founders of the RHS will appear in the Cape zhelaniya North island of Novaya Zemlya archipelago. In the Strait of Matochkin Shar, on the southern island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, travelers will set the sign, dedicated to Vladimir Rusanov.

One of the objects of study will be the place where they had allegedly discovered the food depot of the Austro-Hungarian expedition of 1872-1874 years Carl Weyprecht and Julius payer discovered Franz-Joseph. It was founded on 15 August 1872, the sponsor of the expedition count Johann Wilczek. Place bookmarks found the sailors of the Northern fleet performed a reconnaissance of the route of the expedition to the shores of New Land. Marine vessel logistics "Elbrus" bypassed confined to the waters adjacent to the North island of New Earth, and the shores of the Islands of Barents. Was carried out photos and video footage Litke Peninsula and the Eastern and Western Islands of Barents. Returning to base, the expedition compared the resulting photos and videos with those that are stored in archives, after which it became clear that there is a great chance to discover food bookmark the Austro-Hungarian expedition, which never took advantage of abandoned provisions.

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In 2018 the participants of Complex expedition of the Northern fleet and RGO investigated a New Earth in 2019 – the Islands of Franz-Joseph, the plan for the current year to expand the geography of the expedition, Severnaya Zemlya, Taimyr, Novosibirsk Islands and Wrangel island. All the joint expetitii of the Northern fleet and the Russian geographical society United in a common historical and cultural project "the Main facade of Russia. History, events, people". The route will pass along the way disappeared "Hercules" by Vladimir Rusanov and wintering grounds of the missing Baron toll.