17.10.2019

The graffiti devoted to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica appeared in Moscow

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The wall of the house, located on Znamenka street not far from Gogol Boulevard, was adorned with geographical graffiti that depicted Ivan Kruzenshtern, Mikhail Lazarev and Thaddeus Bellingshausen-leaders of the First Russian Antarctic expedition of 1819-1821.
The exposition is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the upcoming 200th anniversary of Admiral Kruzenshtern.

The composition includes the routes of the First Russian circumnavigation of 1803-1806, as well as the images of the ships Nadezhda and Neva, picture of Antarctica and images of the expedition ships Vostok and Mirnyy.

The round-the-world expedition led by Ivan Kruzenshtern and Yuri Lisyansky contributed to formation of Oceanology, updating of the world map and appearance of rich botanical, zoological and ethnographic collections. A unique round-the-world expedition of training sailing vessels of Rosrybolovstvo is starting in a few days in honour of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian seafarers under the command of Bellingshausen and Lazarev and the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Pallada will be the first to put to sea. She is leaving Vladivostok on November 1, 2019. The Sedov and the Kruzenshtern are leaving Kaliningrad on December 7. 

The joint maneuvering of three ships in the Antarctic part of the Atlantic and a 200-mile regatta will be the culmination of the expedition. The second stage of the voyage is dedicated to the Victory over fascism. Rosrybolovstvo sailing ships are going to call at more than 40 ports in North and South America, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Each port call will be followed by cultural events on board and on shore. The expedition will be finished in December 2020. 

Sources: Rosrybolovstvo, the Russian Geographical Society