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NORTH POLE-2015 ARCTIC STATION, April 19 /TASS/. Russian Minister of Natural Resources Sergei Donskoi has said that the newly-launched North Pole-2015 drifting Arctic station will hopefully function longer than three months.
"Some two months ago, experts and colleagues at home and abroad used to say that we would not succeed in doing that. The weather and climate did not favour our initiatives and we could have easily failed to launch the North Pole station this year just as we did a year before," Donskoi said at the North Pole -2015 opening ceremony on Sunday.
"We managed to find an ice flow, resources and people. We have the support of the Russian Geographic Society. We managed to continue our previous undertakings and create the NP-2015 through joint efforts by the government and the Ministry of Natural Resources," Donskoi stressed.
According to the minister, the station’s preliminary life service is three months. "I wish it could function longer than an officially set period /of three years. I wish if it could survive till the next North Pole station in launched so that we could conduct all-year-round research here," Donskoi said in conclusion.