Eurasian Economic Union flags to fly over North Pole next year
On April 12-15, 2016, the flags of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, which make up the Eurasian Economic Union, are to be unfurled over the North Pole during a special high-latitude expedition, said Nikolai Drozdov, academician and board chairman of the international environmentalist movement Living Planet.
"We are suggesting a high-latitude mission called North Pole 5 that unites the five countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. Its participants from Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan will unfurl the flags of these five friendly countries stitched together at the Barneo drifting ice station. It will symbolize the traditionally unshakeable unity of our fraternal nations that defeated Nazism together," Drozdov told the Arctic-Info agency.
During the expedition to the Barneo ice base, there are plans to hold teleconferences with all countries involved in the project. "This project will bring together 182 million people from five countries, and it will serve as our common achievement," Drozdov added.