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Life on a Drifting Station204 viewsThe main airplane, Ilyushin 14 (IL-14) used for transporting personnel and cargo. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station220 viewsAs a rule, each North Pole camp served as the base camp for the activity of the high-latitude Sever ("North" in Russian) airborne data collecting expeditions. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station198 viewsTwo station members walking through the base camp of the high-latitude Sever expedition at Zhokov Island. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station117 viewsCables leading to the meteorology laboratory at NP-21 supply electricity from a diesel generator. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station130 viewsRecreation could include climbing the large ridges and hummocks on the ice station floe. These often reached 10 meters in height. During excursions like this, one of the men would typically carry a rifle for protection against polar bears. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station135 viewsA biplane landing near an iceberg, off the Laptev Sea. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station236 viewsTents at NP-1 served as both living and working areas. On subsequent stations, however, such as that pictured here, tents were used mainly for supply storage. Plywood was used for buildings that housed people and laboratories. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station229 viewsAn aerial view of NP-6. The small building in the foreground is the diesel power station. The big building to the right is the ward room (marine terminology was used on the North Pole stations). The ward room was a dining room and recreation room, with billiards, ping-pong, movies, and a meeting room. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station232 viewsAn interior view of the NP-1 tent, which served as both living quarters and work area. Station members lived for nine months on NP-1. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Drifting Station Ceremonies212 viewsThe station members of NP-25 gather for a final photograph during the closing ceremony. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Drifting Station Ceremonies174 viewsPart of the opening ceremonies involved the firing of guns and rifles. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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Life on a Drifting Station238 viewsThis tent, on display at the Arctic and Antarctic Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia provided living quarters at NP-1, the first Russian drifting station established in 1937. Image credit: EWG.Feb 14, 2013
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