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2013/14 Itinerary
Peninsula Cruise
10 days from $4,595
Fly over the Drake Passage then join your ship in Antarctica. Fly both ways or fly one - sail one options
Across the Circle
Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle, Historic Areas - kayaking, camping
14 days from $5,499
Ross Sea in the Wake of Scott and Shackleton
Ross Ice Shelf, McMurdo Sound
29 days from $18,700
Antarctica Peninsula to the Ross Sea
Wildlife and History
rarely travelled itinerary
31 days from $24,163


Faded Sign - Leningradskaya Base

Leningradskaya station is a currently closed Soviet Antarctic research station open from 1971 to 1991 in Oates Land. It is located at 69°30′S 159°23′E / 69.5°S 159.383°E (on the north shore of Victoria Land, at the Oates Coast).

The station was closed after the collapse of the Soviet Union as it was too costly to keep the base running and difficult to resupply due its remote location and difficult access.

There was an announcement in February 2006 by the Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE), that:

"There are plans to open the mothballed stations Molodyozhnaya, Leningradskaya and Russkaya in the 2007-2008 season."

Though this did not happen and the station remains closed.

Picture courtesy of Mike Usher - Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov in 2005.
You can purchase a selection of Mike's pictures here

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