On Franz Josef Land (based on the materials of the 1985 historical expedition)
This book is not a memoir in the traditional sense, neither is it a scientific publication nor an expedition report… This is more of a cut of the epoch – as the Russian song goes, "the moment between the past and the future called life". This is a collection of impressions from what they have seen and experienced. This is a brief description of the material evidence of history telling about the power of human will, perseverance and passion for knowledge.
The book was published at the initiative of the Murmansk regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society with the financial support of the Norilsk Nickel.
Authors: A.V. Okorokov, V. V. Teplyakov, A. A. Kazakov, R. R. Gaidovsky, V. I. Skok
Authors of the introductory note: D. V. Moiseev, S. A. Goncharov
Underwater footage: M. A. Stepanov, A. N. Chichaev, S. A. Kovalev.
Front cover photo by D. V. Moiseev