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Russian scientists set off on round-the-world trip

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Russian scientists set off on round-the-world trip


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Russian scientists, which are embarking on a round-the-world trip on the hydrographic ship Admiral Vladimirsky, will join the celebrations dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern.
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Oceanographic expedition started on Tuesday, December 3, according to RIA Novosti.

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The crew sets off from Kronstadt. It is planned that the expedition will end next summer. The ship will pass through the Atlantic Ocean to Antarctica and will return back through the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Admiral Vladimirsky will call at foreign ports, including Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Messina, port of Victoria, Limassol and many others. Along the way, Russians will take part in memorial and educational events.

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According to Vladimir Minligareev of Institute of Applied Geophysics of Russian Committee on Hydrometeorology, winners of the competition of the Russian Geographical Society take part in the expedition. They investigate the characteristics of the Earth's magnetic field along the trip. It is also planned to clarify the position of the South magnetic pole. They will use the most modern equipment for carrying out research work.

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