July 5, 2016
Kartesh reaches Novaya Zemlya
The 2016 Interdisciplinary Arctic Expedition participants reached Yuzhny Island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. By 10 am the base camp in the Belaya Cabin has been being established. We planted the Russian flag, the flag of the Polar Expedition Kartesh project and the flag of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI. By noon, the participants had visited the bird colonies where thousands of birds nest. The vessel left a group of photographers, camera men and rangers at the base camp and headed to Vaygach Island.