Russian Antarctic Station

Russian station in Antarctics

Anton Chekalin has visited Russian Antarctic station and has shot there some interesting places.
For example, what you see on the photo above is the Russian water well. The have made a 16 feet (5 meters) deep hole in the ice and there they can get fresh water from somewhere, so when person gets in there he can see sun trying to penetrate through this many feet thick ice.


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This is photo from so called “oasis”, where the temperature is about 5 degrees higher than around, so it’s just a hot place over there. Penguins have a strange ritual – from generation to generation they go on peligrimage – sometimes for as long as two months – so that just to reach this place, stay there for sometimes for just a few hours and go back to their usual places of living.

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This truck was abondoned there since the Soviet era of Antarctic exploration.

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photos by Anton Chekalin

79 thoughts on “Russian Antarctic Station”

  1. Photo number 4 is upside down…
    Other wise what a wicked place! A few more years and explorers will be able to walk over all the debris to get to the poles…

  2. Antartic is a surreal place.

    I remember a Soviet and an American in the 80´s saying that they were there just because the other one were there.
    Americans because of the Russians and Russians because of the Americans.

    But what is the name of this station?

    I read once that Vostok station register the coldest temperature ever taken, −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) and unnoficially -91° C.

    Very nice.

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  5. Ты олень еще поплач, что антарктиду засарили,съезди и прибери там при таком морозе,глаза рассыпятся.

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  7. Why “trash”? It simply stays there, waiting for repair. It can wait for decades in The Firdge That Never Breaks. Sya, the “official” way of storing spare jet engines is to put the box under 1 meter of ice and mark the place to find later, the box will not be damaged by any accident that might happen on the surface.

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  9. I literally jus got home from a 3 month tour there. The base is Novolazarevskaja. If you want to see some more pics, check out my website above. It crazy to see these on hee.

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  12. As far as I know (from the BBC Planet Earth series:) the penguins go there to lay eggs. The females then return to the ocean, while the males stay, each with one precious egg, for the whole arctic winter, until the young hatch from eggs and the mothers return with food for the young. Then, presumably, they live happily ever after.

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  19. I call that soviet era abandoned vehicle!

    I’m going to get some turboprob amphibious aircraft & retrieve it at my earliest convenience. Thanks, “engrish prussia” website for bringing this to my attention!!

    Great success!!

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  23. Nice location.I just thought that how would penguins live in like place so cold.loved the pics as well..

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  25. I liked the pic of monsoon around the mountain and the inner part of Anton Chekalin has visited Russian Antarctic station
    such a nice post ………..thnks

  26. really breathtaking photos. it is not a place, i think it is heaven on the earth. what a place. really amazing and truly mind blowing.

  27. No 7 , spooker.

    I know why the Russians went there.
    It was somewhere they could guarantee to keep their Vodka cold ALL year around.!
    The Americans followed them because they are paranoid the Russians may have figured out something they don’t have, and want a claim on it for themselves.!

    This was the philosophy of the cold war era.

    Both sides stayed, drank, and made love to the penguins under the Aurora skys…….

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  30. It was somewhere they could assure to keep their Rum freezing ALL season around.! The People followed them because they are aware the Russians may have realized out something they do not have, and want a maintain on it for their selves.!

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