The famous polar explorer Artur Chilingarov is 75 years old
7:50 25 сентября 2014
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The 25th of September is the birthday of Artur Chilingarov. The famous scientist-researcher, polar explorer, doctor of geographical sciences, the honored meteorologist of the Russian Federation, the president of the State polar academy, the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Hero of Russia, the owner of many other state awards is 75 years old.
Mass media many times wrote about courage and bravery of Artur Chilingarov in his arctic expeditions. For example, his personal participation in rescuing of the scientific and research ship «Mikhail Somov» was marked. In 1985 Chilingarov led the rescue expedition to it by the icebreaker «Vladivostok».
Earlier he was a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the first-the fifth callings. According to the words of the researcher, he went to the election to the parliament in 1993 by requests of his friends-northerners. As he notes, he dedicated his life to the North and once he understood that work of his life started crumbling. It was possible to do something only through bodies of government.
A bright fact of his biography: in summer of 2007 Artur Chilingarov was the head of the arctic expedition on board of the ship «Akademik Fyodorov». Russian scientists were going to collect confirmations of so that the shelf of the Arctic Ocean rich with oil and gas is the continuation of the Siberian continental platform, structurally identical to a coastal part of the northern border of Russia. The famous polar explorer personally headed diving of deep submergence vehicles «Mir-1» and «Mir-2» to the bottom of the ocean in the point of the North Pole.
A year ago on the 23rd of September the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin and the first vice-president of the Russian geographical society Artur Chilingarov signed the agreement about interaction between the government of Yamal and the All-Russian public organization. As Artur Chilingarov says, Yamal is dear to him. He always knew that the future was for Yamal. «Many times Yamal was called the gates to the Arctic. Let it be. Let us together cooperate for wellbeing of this wonderful land», — as Artur Chilingarov notes.