Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the skinny man with his red bobble hat, was the hero of my childhood. I think I shared my enthusiasm for Cousteau with an entire generation.
The Northeast Passage is the shortest sea route between Europe and Asia.
For centuries, however, it was not known with certainty whether it actually existed.
History loves winners. Only they are remembered, even the second one is forgotten. Does the name of the second astronaut on the moon catch your mind?
Plans to station the first nuclear submarine in Murmansk are discarded. The submarine will be the main attraction of the Museum of Naval Glory in Kronstadt.
Ivan Papanin was a Soviet polar explorer and led the expedition that first came near the North Pole in 1937 on a drifting ice station.
Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist and polar and geoscientist. His most important contribution is his theory of continental shift.
Over the next few years, ROSATOM plans to lift six of the most radioactive objects in the Kara and Barents Seas.
A secret project of the U.S. military from ‘Cold War’ times and the toxic waste hidden in it could soon be a topic of discussion.
Scientists are working to recover the well-preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth from a lake in northern Siberia.
Edith “Jackie” Ronne was the first woman to take part in an Antarctic expedition with her husband Finn Ronne, to work there and overwinter.
Carsten Borchgrevink was not the first person on the Antarctic continent. But the first one to overwinter there.
Frederick Cook was a medical doctor. Cook accompanied Robert Peary on an expedition to Greenland. Later, they fought over the North Pole and its discovery.
William Speirs Bruce was a young Scot who had travelled to Antarctica for the first time as an expedition leader in 1892-93. Bruce was also a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz Josef Land in 1896-97 and 1898 in Spitsbergen in the Arctic.
The mission of the weather station “Schatzgräber” had to be cancelled in 1944 because of a bizarre incident.
During an Antarctic expedition, researchers in northern Victorialand discovered a 200-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur footprint. It was a roughly hand-sized trace of an animal from the group of archosaurs.