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Russian Flag in the DUrville Sea
18.02.2008 19:04
Russian Flag in the DUrville Sea
Russian research ship Akademic Alexander Karpinsky

Russian research ship Akademic Alexander Karpinsky has placed the flag of Russian Federation to ocean bottom in South earth magnetic pole, located in the Dumont DUrville Sea.
      Polar marine geologists have performed this symbolic ceremony as a dedication to the International Polar Year 2007/2009. The flag of Russia, made of special alloys, reached bottom of the polar sea in location with following coordinates: 64 degrees 28 minutes south latitude and 137 degrees 37 minutes east longitude.
      Source: ITAR-TASS


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