Geograffiti dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Ivan Krusenstern appeared in Moscow. Images adorned the wall near the building #19 on Znamenka street from the Gogolevsky Boulevard side.
The graffiti composition included portraits of travelers Mikhail Lazarev and Faddej Bellingshausen - the leaders of the First Russian Antarctic expedition of 1819-1821, during which Antarctica was discovered. Also a map of the travel route, the image of Antarctica, and drawings of the "Vostok" and "Mirny" expedition vessels are depicted there.
In addition, graffiti artists painted a portrait of Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern on the wall, whose 250th anniversary will be celebrated in 2020. The figure includes the route diagrams of the First Russian Round-the-World Expedition of 1803–1806, images of the "Nadezhda" and "Neva" ships. Thanks to the round-the-world expedition under the leadership of Ivan Krusenstern and Yuri Lisyansky, the world map was refined, a new science, oceanology, was created. Also, botanical, zoological, ethnographic collections were collected.
"Geograffiti" is a series of thematic drawings that the RGS places on the walls of buildings in different cities of Russia. The first of them was painted in 2016 in Moscow - it was painted on the corner of Arbat and Serebryany Lane. This is an image of a polar owl from Wrangel Island, based on a photograph by Sergey Gorshkov. Graffiti, dedicated to the famous traveler Gombozhab Tsybikov, appeared in Chita and Ulan-Ude in the fall of 2017, and graffiti with the image of a snow leopard appeared in Smolensk. The image of three scientists-geographers - Mikhail Pevtsov, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky and Alexander Voeikov appeared on the Udaltsova street in Moscow this year. And artists painted a graffiti portrait of Nikolai Przhevalsky in the Basmanny district of the capital.