MURMANSK, March 13. /TASS/. The Northern Fleet’s experts made 34 geographic discoveries in the Arctic as part of scientific activity in recent years, Northern Fleet’s commander Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov told journalists on Wednesday.
"The Northern Fleet’s hydrographic vessels Gorizont, Vizir and Senezh made 34 geographic discoveries during research voyages to the Arctic," the commander said.
The fleet said earlier that the Northern Fleet renewed its scientific-research activity in the Arctic in 2014. Since then, the Northern Fleet’s naval surveyors discovered and described one strait, 12 islands, 14 capes and six bays, and one expedition discovered the disappearance of an island.
In 2018, the Northern Fleet carried out an unparalleled combined expedition to the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago with support from the Russian Geographical Society. A number of historic experiments on the reconstruction of the pioneering explorers’ routes was carried out during this expedition.
This year the Northern Fleet plans to carry out expeditions to the islands of Franz Josef Land and Sredniy Island on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago and continue expedition activity on Novaya Zemlya in cooperation with the expeditionary center of the Russian Defense Ministry and the Russian Geographical Society.