December 13 the scientific and informative exhibition called "From the Arctic to the Antarctic" opened at the State History Museum-Reserve Gorky Leninskiye. It is part of the large-scale exhibition project "Pokorenie" (Conquest). The event is held with the participation of the Russian Geographical Society and First Federal Network of children's and youth development centers "Panda Republic"
"From the Arctic to the Antarctic" tells about the study of the Arctic and the Antarctic Circles, shows visitors the moments of extreme travels and climbs on the world’s greatest tops captured by photographers-travelers: Sergei Khvorostov, Vladimir Chistyakov, Nikita Ovsianikov and other direct participants of the expeditions.
The scientific and educational part of the project includes films and videos about the findings and discoveries made during the expeditions of different times, exhibits dedicated to the nature of these severe places, archaeological finds, documents and artefacts belonged to travelers.
The opening ceremony was attended by First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Artur Chilingarov, First Deputy Head of Leninsky Municipal District of Moscow Oblast Ekaterina Semenova, Director of the State History Museum-Reserve Gorky Leninskiye Igor Konishev, member of the Advisory Council for the Arctic and the Antarctic of Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Vladimir Rozhkov, President of Polar Research Fund Peter Boyarsky, member of the Association of Polar Explorers of Russia Vladimir Chukov and others.
The exhibition runs until February 13, 2015.