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Russia in Antarctica
The History and Activity of Russia and the former USSR in Antarctica

Russia and the former Soviet Union have a long and involved history in Antarctica. From the very earliest days of exploration, through the sealing and then whaling days, though then a hiatus until their involvement in the International Geophysical Year, IGY to a number of modern scientific bases going back over 60 years and currently at the forefront of modern research in Antarctica.

Russia was one of the very first signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty in 1960 and is a consultative party with voting rights able to make decisions about Antarctica.

Earliest explorations and sightings

 



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