Russian Arctic National Park exhibition opens on icebreaker
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Russian Arctic National Park exhibition opens on icebreaker

An exhibit on Russian Arctic National Park has opened on the nuclear icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy as part of the Year of the Environment and the Year of Specially Protected Natural Areas, the Natural Resources Ministry's press service reports.

"The 18 photographs in the icebreaker's foyer and library were taken by park photographer Nikolai Gernet on Franz Josef Land," the release says.

The photographs will remain on the icebreaker after the exhibit ends. They can be used to tell tourists about the archipelago. The icebreaker will make five Murmansk-North Pole cruises during the 2017 tourist season, which will end on August 12.

Russian Arctic National Park was established on June 15, 2009. It is the northernmost and the largest specially protected area in Russia. The park covers two archipelagoes located in the Arkhangelsk Region — Novaya Zemlya and adjacent islands, and Franz Josef Land. It was created to study and preserve unique natural systems and objects and rare plant and animal species, as well as for research and educational purposes.