The book about expeditions in the Kara Sea is being prepared in Yamal for publishing
10:48 13 января 2016
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In Yamal in December it is planned to publish the unique edition dedicated to expeditions in the Kara Sea.
This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the head of the project «Kara Sea Expeditions» Sergey Shulinin. The title of the book is not defined yet. The authors have several working titles, but did not define a precise variant, as he notes.
The unique edition will tell about the results of the project «Kara Sea Expeditions». It will include archive documents on history of the arctic convoy «The White Sea – Dikson 5» and the icebreaking steamer «Alexander Sibiryakov». Beside the book it is planned to publish a photo-album and a DVD, which will contain documents and photographs that were not included to the book. According to the words of Sergey Shulinin, now the material about the participants of the convoy takes 178 pages.
Also active work with archive materials will be continued this year. Besides, it is planned to conduct two international search operations on participants and relatives of the participants of the convoy «The White Sea – Dikson 5» and «Alexander Sibiryakov». According to the words of the head of «Kara Sea Expeditions», they managed to set contacts with relatives of more than 130 participants of the convoy. As for «Alexander Sibiryakov», this work was not conducted yet. Only a daughter of the famous polar captain Anatoly Kacharava was found.
«Kara Sea Expeditions» is a unique project that has no analogues in Russia and abroad. The transport «Maria Raskova» within the convoy «White Sea – Dikson 5» was drowned by the German submarine U-365 on the 12th of August in 1944 in the Kara Sea near Beliy Island. The icebreaking steamer «Alexander Sibiryakov» was killed in an unequal battle on the 25th of August in 1942, when, laying the course to Cape Olovyanniy, in the Gulf of Middendorf of the Kara Sea, it met the German heavy cruiser «Admiral Scheer». More than three hundred people died.