Soviet Wintering Station on the Drifting Ice

I. Papanin – Soviet Wintering Station on the Drifting Ice

Here’s the start of a series of posts about the Soviet Arctic.  The Big North means something similar to the Soviet/Russian mind and the Canadian [which I am].  The heyday of the Arctic adventure was in the 1930’s, during the Era of the Plan.  Along with the flights of long-distance pilots, and daring geologists, Arctic explorers rated high in ranks of Stalin-era heroes.

Ivan Papanin is twice Hero of the Soviet Union and received the Order of Lenin nine times.

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