Russian North photo exhibit opens in Moscow
The Russian North open-air photo exhibit is now open on Nikolskaya Street in Moscow, the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) reports on its website. The exhibit includes photographs of the Arctic from the RGS archives and from National Geographic.
At the exhibit opening, RGS Honorary President Vladimir Kotlyakov said that the exhibit marked the 170th anniversary of the organization. "RGS has held many expeditions of all kinds, including to the North Pole. The areas you will see in the photographs, Franz Josef Land, the Novosibirskiye Islands, Wrangel Island and Yakutia, have all been explored by RGS teams," he said.
The exhibits include photographs from the Lena Polar Research Station (1882-1884), an expedition by Eduard von Toll (1900-1903) and the well-known expedition by Georgy Sedov (1912-1914).
The Russian North exhibition will run until September 16, 2015.
The photo display was organized by National Geographic Russia and the Russian Geographical Society with assistance from the Ministry for Entrepreneurship and Tourism Development of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and Lumene Company.