Sunday, March 15, 2009

Russian Novolazarevskaya Antarctic Base Celebrates 50 Years

Russia's Novolazarevskaya (nee Lazarev) base celebrates 50 years of operation today, March 15, 2009. The base was named after Mikhail Lazarev, who was a co-lead the first Russian Antarctic expedition from 1819-1821. It sounds like the original base was quickly mothballed and the Novolazarevskaya station nearby was built. Read more about the base and its 50th anniversary here.

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