#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. President of the Arctic Expeditionary Center of the Russian Geographical Society, organizer and leader of more than 30 expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica Vladimir Chukov visited Dudinka, where he met with the head of the region, Yevgeny Vershinin.
According to the researcher, he is going to pass on his experience to people who start working here, especially young people:
“I want to bring my vision to the complex of problems that arise at those moments when the territory begins to develop. We are ready to use our experience, our skills, knowledge to overcome emerging problems together”.
Vladimir Chukov also noted that a joint expeditionary program for monitoring natural and cultural heritage sites has been developed through the Russian Geographical Society, within the framework of which it is planned to collect information about the monuments located on the territory of the peninsula. The experts are going to assess their condition and integrity in order to proceed to the illustrated encyclopedic work.
“This is a good job, and it is necessary to involve the younger generation in this expedition”, said Evgeny Vershinin. “You can jointly organize a route and take the guys who are passionate about this business, take them to significant places in order to involve them in the history of the territory and instill in them patriotism and pride for their small homeland”.
In addition, the traveler said that the Council of the Regional Public Fund for Support of Expeditionary Activities decided to support a number of expeditionary activities on the peninsula. Among them is the testing of new all-terrain vehicles.
It is also planned to launch the Reservists project, with the help of which polar explorers-rescuers will be trained, qualified and re-certified so that they can participate in rescue operations and be the first to provide the necessary assistance before the main forces arrive. According to Vladimir Chukov, the people who live here know the territory and various small nuances best of all.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Taimyr administration’s press service