Speaking on April 19 at the session of the Board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, its head and President of the RGS Sergei Shoigu noted the importance of scientific and research work of the Russian Geographical Society.
Sergei Shoigu, in particular, noted the expedition "Remember the War". According to him, such a large-scale search was not carried out either in Soviet times or after. 12 ships and vessels of the Northern Fleet were involved in exploration of the Barents and Kara Seas.
As a result of the search, 4 warships, 12 vessels and 2 aircraft were found. The location of 20 other ships and vessels, including the Soviet submarines D-3 and K-2, has been clarified.
Sergei Shoigu announced the continuation of the expedition in 2022. It will be held from May to September.
We would like to remind you that the complex research expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society "Remember the War" is searching for historical artifacts from the Great Patriotic War and earlier periods in the Arctic. In addition, work is being carried out to refine navigational nautical charts and the relief of the seabed.