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Ministry of Emergency Situations’ Arctic Expedition: Six-Day Journey Spanning Over a Thousand Kilometers


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Moscow, April 2 – The Arctic expedition of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation covered half of the way: in six days, more than a thousand kilometers were overcome along the tundra, according to the reports of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.
It was explained that the convoy of equipment goes along the roads of subsoil users and winter roads, as well as off-road to complicate the task. As part of the expedition, out of 18 conditionally accidents, the participants completed about 10. So, in the middle of the tundra, they set up a base camp for an overnight stay and repaired conditionally defective equipment at freezing temperatures.
In addition, the parachute landing of the Il-76 Provincial aircraft was rehearsed with additional forces and means. Participants also searched for different objects with the help of georadar.

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“The campaign is proceeding as planned. Participants feel good, they are focused on the result, despite the difficult weather and climatic conditions. Data on the location of the caravan is monitored in real time,” said Alexander Korenkov, head of the Russian department. Ministry of Emergencies.
He noted that the development of emergency rescue units is impossible without these checks, and expressed confidence that such training will be organized in the future.
The expedition began on March 27 in Naryan-Mar and will end in Salekhard on April 7. The participants of the expedition in the Arctic realities will have to test and test to the maximum about two dozen of the latest and most promising models of equipment, equipment, uniforms and equipment. The road will pass through Naryan-Mar, Varandi conversion camp, Karatayka, Omderma, Ust-Kara settlements, Yarinskaya compressor station (the coast of Padaratskaya Bay), the town of Lapetingi.
The length of the path is more than 1.6 thousand kilometers. The expedition is being carried out on the eve of the Arctic exercises of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, which will be held on April 6-7 in nine regions of the Russian Federation.

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