Launching of the "St. Andrew"
Launching of "St. Nicholas"
In Petrozavodsk ceremony launching two vessels built at the shipyard craftsmen Petrozavodsk sea of historical and cultural center of the "Polar Odyssey."
Copies of old sailing ships, which have been called "St. Nicholas" and "St. Andrew", built by shipbuilders on the Karelian Pomeranian kochey prints using traditional methods of wooden shipbuilding.
Already on June 2 court depart from Petrozavodsk, in the first of a series of research expeditions motor sailing under the name "Pomeranian ring."
The purpose of this historical and geographical experiment consists in the reconstruction of Russian explorers voyages on the rivers of Russia and the White Sea, the project "The Arctic — Territory of discovery ‘.
In the following year for "St. Nicholas" and "Apostle Andrew" should join another 5 similar vessels. The ultimate goal of the project — to repeat the legendary route Seeds Dezhneva, 365 years ago, discovered the strait later named Bering.
The project "The Arctic — Territory of Discovery" — a joint project of the Government of Chukotka and the Russian Geographical Society, dedicated to the 365th anniversary of the discovery Semyon Dezhnev the Bering Strait.
The aim of the project is to draw attention to the Russian North, as well as the development of the Arctic region.
The project also involved the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk Region, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Krasnoyarsk Krai and the Republic of Yakutia.