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New edition of “The Papanin Four” released ahead of the 80th anniversary of the first drifting ice station North Pole
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New edition of “The Papanin Four” released ahead of the 80th anniversary of the first drifting ice station North Pole

A new edition of the book "The Papanin Four" was published in Russia to mark the 80th anniversary of the first drifting ice station, named North Pole, said Raisa Neyaglova-Kolosova at a news conference at Rossiya Segodnya. She is general director of Paulsen Publishers, which put out the book.  

The book contains the biographies of the four men who took part in the expedition — hydrologist Pyotr Shirshov, geophysicist Yevgeny Fyodorov, radio operator Ernst Krenkel and station head Ivan Papanin. It includes a selection of the men's diary entries, testimony from their contemporaries and colleagues, newspaper articles and extracts from the minutes of official meetings.  

"This is really an unbiased view of how the expedition was carried out," Neyaglova-Kolosova said.

Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Sergei Donskoi wrote the introduction to the book.