MOSCOW, June 30. / TASS /. The Clean Arctic movement is organized in Russia for the cleansing of northern territories and the preservation of wild nature, Poseidon Expeditions Polar Travel Club founder Nikolai Savelyev said on Tuesday at a press conference at TASS.
âCurrently we are seeing the formation of a movement in Russia, which probably has a temporary name – Clean Arctic,â he said. “Probably the name will stick. It is a great goal to unite business, science, the public and voluntary movements for the cleanup of the Arctic. In addition, this year, in May, Russia took over the presidency of the Arctic Council “.
The idea to organize this movement came from the captain of the nuclear-powered icebreaker Dmitry Lobusov, 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory), he continued. For several decades, the captain has been working in the Arctic and realizes how many people have left there.
âThis program is quite important. The Russian Federation has the largest arctic area and, of course, the distances there are huge. On July 5, the Public Chamber will hold a meeting on this subject. The first thoughts, the first ideas will be discussed during this meeting of the Public Chamber â, he declared. “Our polar club surely supports the initiative, since we have been in the Arctic for 20 years already”.
At the press conference, traveler Fedor Konyukhov stressed that ecology will be one of the tasks of his next expedition to a drifting polar station.
“We have the longest Arctic coastline, the biggest rivers: the Ob, the Yenisei, the Lena,” Konyukhov said. “Rivers take everything in the Arctic”.
About the shipment
The plan is for Konyukhov to spend 10 days at a drifting polar station, located on the ice. During the expedition to the North Pole in July, he will study the intensity of the polar ice melting and its drift routes, and will paint some pictures.
On July 11, the first expedition of the Poseidon Expeditions Polar Travel Club of 124 participants, including Konuykhov, will leave Murmansk aboard the nuclear icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy. Details of the shipment will be available online.