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Cape Baranov Arctic base to store a time capsule with messages for future generations
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Cape Baranov Arctic base to store a time capsule with messages for future generations

The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has supported the Message to the Future project to place a time capsule in tough climate conditions of the Arctic for 25 years. The capsule will contain coded messages from online users. At a news conference at Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, Boris Bobrovnikov, director general of the project's organizer, CROC Incorporated, gave the capsule to Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi, who will send it to the Cape Baranov ice base on Bolshevik Island of the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago.

The messages to the future were gathered over a month — from April 18 through May 17, 2017.

"In all, 31,500 people left a message for themselves and their descendants. The texts will be published in 25 years' time," Bobrovnikov said. The messages were recorded on a flash card and put into a sealed container.

The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring will transport and place the time capsule in the Arctic.