Looks like a few of our previous posts were devoted to the Arctic exploration of more recent times, however before that, in the early 20th century, there were other Soviet people who laid the foundation for the contemporary Arctic visits. The people who first reached the Northern pole, the ones who were governing uninhabited Northern territories, pioneers establishing the first Northernmost outposts. Want to take a look into the photographic story of them?
And here is his camp. The polar bear skins hanging and drying in the short arctic summer sun.
His two buddies inside the base take measurements of each other. 1930.
Polar pilots have brought a gramophone with them to the arctic.
Polar pilots being greeted in Red Square, 1934.
This bearded man was a popular Soviet polar pioneer, Mr. Otto Shmidt.
American pilot and Russian polar heroes in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1934
Acting in the first Arctic theater.
People went down to help the ice breaker move. 1936.
It’s hard to release a ship from the ice.
Otto Shmidt, again – the chief of the Soviet Northern arctic way – the way across the Soviet Northern coast.
A famous Russian actor with other members of the polar expedition.
Two polar expeditions meet.
Explorers save the tent from the snow that buried the tent overnight.
Polar explorers on the drifting ice station.
Meeting the ship.
Icebreaking ship “Joseph Stalin” at night.
A group photo of the ship’s crew.
Bear and the ships.
Crew members of first Atomic icebreaking ship “Lenin” on the ski walk around the ship.
Genadiy – young citizen of Chukotka. 1966.
Popular Soviet musicians come to tour the oil rigs of the Arctic.
Chukotka boys climb a tree.
Saving people from the ship wreck in cold Arctic waters.
Establishing a radio link with a village.
Hope you like those!