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Photo exhibition “Challenging the North Pole” to run in Moscow
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Photo exhibition “Challenging the North Pole” to run in Moscow

On December 2, the photo exhibition "Challenging the North Pole" will open in the central path of the Palace of Young Pioneers' park on Moscow's Vorobyovy Gory. The exposition is dedicated to the expedition to the North Pole made by a team of Russian young men and women in the spring of 2016.

Traveler Matvei Shparo, director of the Laboratoriya Puteshestviy (Travels Laboratory) education center, headed the youth expedition "Skiing to the North Pole!" The team covered over 100 kilometers across drifting ice floes in the Arctic Ocean, overcoming ridged ice and dangerous ice clearings.

"The photo exhibition ‘Challenging the North Pole' is first of all an opportunity to get a glimpse of the wonderful world of the Russian Extreme North. Also, this is an educational project. Having seen the photos and listened to the guide helps people expand their knowledge in geography and history. Many children today dream of traveling and discoveries, and the exhibition is proof that any dream can come true," Matvei Shparo noted.

The exhibition will open on December 2 during a ceremony involving the 2016 polar expedition team. The event will begin at noon in the central path of the Palace of Young Pioneers' park on Vorobyovy Gory.

The exhibition will include a program of  themed lessons, "Arctic — the Facade of Russia," conducted by specialists at Laboratoriya Puteshestviy, the Moscow Children's and Youth Center of Environment, Regional Studies and Tourism and the Priklyucheniye (Adventure) Club.

The national youth polar expedition "Skiing to the North Pole!" has been held annually since 2008. It involves young people aged 16-18 from different regions of Russia.