The project will include the creation of educational content with exclusive photo and video materials, online excursions, as well as the remote Arctic volunteer school organizing.
The explorers of the Russian Arctic have already shared exclusive photos from the Omega polar station on Alexandra Land Island with the Roscongress Foundation. The first images of polar bears from the national park in 2020 are of great value: spring observations can give researchers a lot of information about animal’s life. It’s just the time when mother bears leave the lairs with cubs.
“We would like to make the Arctic a little closer, more real for everyone. Today, a virtual Arctic Cinema is operating on the International Arctic Forum platform, I hope there will be the broadcasts of the Russian Arctic national park films soon,” said Oksana Poletimova, the International Arctic Forum Arctic – Territory of Dialogue director.
“Due to the park’s remoteness from the mainland, most of our compatriots would never have visited the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya archipelagos. Thanks to the project, everyone will be able to see the Arctic as it is,” says Alexander Kirilov, the Russian Arctic National Park director. “Now this dream will become a reality and everyone can plunge into the atmosphere of the Arctic without leaving home.”