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MOSCOW, July 19 — RIA Novosti. Training vessel "Professor Clustine" will go on Tuesday, July 23, at a scientific expedition to the New Siberian Islands, reports the Russian Geographical Society (RGS), which is the organizer of the expedition.
"On Tuesday, after lengthy repairs from Vladivostok in the scientific and educational expedition to the New Siberian Islands depart vessel" Professor Clustine. "Expeditionary team will see off the heads of the Russian Geographical Society," — said in a statement.
As explained in the society, redesigned and modernized "Professor Clustine" will not only be the basis for practical training for students, but also a scientific research vessel for the Russian continental shelf of the East and the Far East seas of the Arctic, including in the framework of the programs of the Russian Geographical Society.
Ship conversion project for the organization on the basis of his research expeditions was first proposed by the vice-president of the Russian Geographical Society, the famous polar explorer Artur Chilingarov and supported by the president of the society, Sergei Shoigu. The vessel was carried out works on the installation of modern navigation and communication systems, to repair the engine room and the restoration of educational mate logging, conversion of cadet mess, equipping classrooms with modern multimedia equipment.
Russian Geographical Society was founded August 18, 1845 by the decree of Emperor Nicholas I. At present, all-Russian public organization "Russian Geographical Society" includes 81 regional offices across Russia. The headquarters of the RGS is located in St. Petersburg. The largest regional offices — Seaside and Moscow. In 2009 he was elected president of the RGS Sergei Shoigu, and the head of the board of trustees — Vladimir Putin.