In Noyabrsk the researchers of Yamal told about the results of the expedition in the Kara Sea
14:19 27 октября 2015
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In the museum resource center of Noyabrsk the researchers of Yamal met with representatives of the town branch of the Russian geographical society.
Alexander Shlyushinsky, Dmitriy Golikov and Maksim Yegorov told about the results of the recent search expedition to Beliy Island in the Kara Sea. According to the words of the participants, the main task was to immortalize memory of crews of soviet ships and vessels that had died in the Arctic during the years of the Great Patriotic War.
Alexander Shlyushinsky notes that secrecy about death of the convoy «White Sea – Dikson 5» was removed only in 2008. The events that took place on the 12th of August of 1944 in 60 miles away from Beliy Island became the most tragic page in history of inland convoys in the chronicles of the Great Patriotic War in the Arctic. The tragedy took lives of 378 soviet military men and workers of the home front. Only reminiscences of survivals and own researches on numerous finds remained, as he notes. The participants of the expedition demonstrated photographs and video-materials, many of them were made by Maksim Yegorov.
Dmitriy Golikov shared his impressions about the expedition. As he notes, the participants fulfilled all the set tasks. Now the opportunity appeared: to become closer to the answer about the events of that tragedy, to see it through destinies of the people. The found artifacts allow learning more about heroes of those events.
It is planned to continue restoration of unique items found during the expedition and also scientific and archive work on collecting of information about history of the convoy. Besides, the participants will analyze received research materials.