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Soviet union flag Russian flag Russkaya Station / Antarctica Russian flag

Latitude : 74°46 S
Longitude : 136°52 W

Time : UTC -6

Russkaya was a Soviet antarctic station which was opened in 1980 by the RAE programme on Marie Byrd Land.
During the occupation, the average temperature was -20°C for the coldest months and -2°C for the warmest months.

In the beegining of the 1990s the station was abandoned but RAE institute is planing to reopen periodically the station for the up coming summer campaigns.
This will bring great benefits because the stations is located in the Pacific sector of Antarctica, which is poorly covered by scientific studies.


Credits : Information by Russian Antarctic Expeditions. Pictures by miscellaneous.
Music : Fritz Reiner - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Pictures at an Exhibition, for piano / BMG Music 2004