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Exhibition of BD-5 Convoy sunken ship items opens on Yamal
© Valeriy Melnikov

Exhibition of BD-5 Convoy sunken ship items opens on Yamal

The Shemanovsky Museum and Exhibition Complex on Yamal is hosting the exhibition, "The Kara Convoy. 1944 Tragedy," dedicated to the Soviet Navy No.5 White Sea-Dickson (BD-5) Convoy. The exhibition is organizsed as part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Victory in World War II and the 85th anniversary of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.  

The exhibition shows items found in the 2015 Kara Expedition, including a porthole fragment, a brace fragment from a davit belonging to the Alexander Sibiryakov ship, an electric light globe with a heating coil, a metal tube with a brace for a radio socket and a dynamic from the Marina Raskova cargo ship.

Visitors can find out more about the Polar convoys history and the Kara Expedition project. The 2015 Kara Expedition was conducted in the Kara Sea aboard the Baltika multifunctional rescue vessel from August 11 until September 3. During the search and rescue operations, elements of the ship structure and weapons were raised from the sunken ships.

"The Kara Convoy. 1944 Tragedy" exhibition will run until January 15.