Moscow to host the “Russian North” open-air exhibition
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Moscow to host the “Russian North” open-air exhibition

A photo exhibition entitled "The Russian North" will open in Moscow on August 20, the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) reports on its website. Landscapes of Yakutia, Franz-Joseph Land, the New Siberian Islands and other Arctic regions will be on display in the open air on Nikolskaya Street.

Some of the photographs will depict the history of Arctic exploration. Archival photos provided by the RGS will offer rare glimpses of the Lena Arctic station (1882-1884), Eduard Toll's expedition (1900-1903), the voyage aboard the Taimyr and Vaygach icebreakers (1910-1915) and Georgy Sedov's expedition (1912-1914).

Attending the opening ceremony on August 20 will be Artur Chilingarov, RGS First Deputy President, and Dr. Enric Sala, an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic magazine.

The event was organized by National Geographic in cooperation with the RGS.

The exhibition will run until September 16, 2015.

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