«The Kara Sea Expedition – 2015» will be conducted on the land, on the sea and in the air
16:23 18 мая 2015
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Information about preparation of «The Kara Sea Expedition – 2015» was presented on the sitting of the organizing committee of the project.
The memorial and search expedition to Beliy Island will take place in July; the sea expedition to the place of death of the legendary convoy will take place in August.
Before the beginning of search work the researchers will conduct archive and research activity. They will study materials from archives of Russia and foreign countries, including Germany and the USA. The received data will be laid into the basis of a reference book for participants of the Kara Sea expeditions.
The search group consisting of 10 people from Yamal and other regions of Russia is being formed now. According to the information given by the chairperson of the central search committee of the project «The Kara Sea Expeditions» Sergey Shulinin, it is planned to conduct archeological work on Beliy Island and also to study a kungas (a wooden sailing-rowing boat with shallow draught) with remains of bodies of the participants of the convoy «White Sea – Dikson 5» washed to the coast in 1944. The research group will go to the island on the 18th of July.
The trip of the research ship to the place of death of the convoy «White Sea – Dikson 5» will become an important event of the expedition. This year the scientists will conduct detailed diver inspection of the place of death of the convoy with help of deep submergence vehicles. The memorial ceremony will complete this work. It is not planned to raise the ships at the present time as it is a difficult and expensive process.
Creation of the complex of electronic databases «The Memory of Yamal» became one of directions of the project. Specialists of the department of informational technologies and communication of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug completed basic technical work. Already today the archive is accessible in a testing mode in the Internet: yamalmemory.ru. The databases include information about more than 7000 people of Yamal (a place of birth, conscription into the armed forces, information about awards and heroic deeds).
The chairperson of the sitting, the head of the apparatus of the governor of Yamal Natalia Figol summed up the results of the sitting. As she notes, big work on filling in the databases and checking up the information quality is ahead. Help of ethnographers, archivists, searchers and historians is necessary here. Many patriotic activities with schoolchildren and youth were conducted within the project. The task is to preserve historical truth about the role of the country in history of the Great Patriotic War for future generations. And the project «The Kara Sea Expeditions», of course, assists to this work, as she underlines.