Russia Expeditions returns from South Pole

Russia Expeditions returns from South Pole
# 13 January 2007 13:11 (UTC +04:00)
Two Russian helicopters Mi-8 reached the South Pole for the first time in history. According to the information given by the APA Russia bureau, the expedition involved Patrushev, head of the FSB border guard service Vladimir Pronichev, and head of the World Meteorological Organization and director of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Alexander Bedritsk. “Thus, they completed one of important stages of a special air expedition, conducted in line with the 52nd Russian Antarctic mission,� the vice-president of the Russian Association of Polar Winterers Vladimir Strugatsky said. He said that they hope that Russia will expand its work in South Pole and North Pole on the basis of scientific program researches. It should be noted that, at present 17 experts work in 5 researches stations. /APA/
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