POLAR RING" is part of the Complex International Expedition program "Road to the Third Millennium", dedicated to a historical event in which participate all the habitants of the planet in this new Millennium.
The organizers of the "POLAR RING" project intend to retrace the steps of the first explorers to link all the northern continents by the thread of one route, that will cross the most difficult Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and America. It will become a sort of relay between millenniums, symbol of a "Dialog Between Civilizations", a program supported by the United Nations.
Companies and enterprises of Russia, Slovakia, Belarus, and Canada are participating in preparation
and realization of the “Polar Ring” project.
The expedition project is being carried out in four stages - from March 2002 until June 2011.
Current project stage - the TransArctic expedition from Russia to Canada over the North Pole in spring of 2009. For more details, please follow this link >>>
The “Polar Ring” expedition project has the following key objectives:
To make an important contribution in the fields of unique Arctic expeditions, study and developing of Far-North lands
To shed light on the Arctic global problems
To carry out a wide range of scientific observations and experiments on the programs of the Third International Polar Year (IPY) 2007/2009
To draw attention, particularly to youth, to the idea of travel to the Far North, sport, a healthy way of living, and to encourage an appreciation of the environment
To carry out investigations in the field of history and ethnography of the Far North regions
To demonstrate the unique possibilities of a new cross-country vehicle with extra-low-pressure tiers
The Expedition is conducted under the United Nation's flag, and it is the practical contribution of the organizers, of the participants and of all those who have supported it, to the program "Dialog Between Civilizations" accomplished by the initiative and under the supervision of the United Nations.
If successful, the Expedition will become the first round-the-world arctic trip, accomplished by ground cross-country vehicles!
The Expedition program is directed by Vladimir Chukov, the President of the Expedition Center "ARCTIC", current member of the Russian Geographic Society, member of "The Explorer's Club" (USA), Honored Master of sports
The work on the project is being conducted by:
Association of Russian Polar Explorers
Russian Geographical Society
Fund of polar researches
Nautical Arctic Complex Expedition
The Russia Chapter of "The Explorer's Club" (USA)
Scientific research institute of the Arctic and Antarctic
Ministry of the Russian Federation for Emergency Situations
The Russian Scientific research institute of a cultural and natural heritage
Russian agency "Arctica-Geenex"
General partner: Canadian Association for Assistance to Russia (ACAR).