Polar Explorer's Day is celebrated in Russia on the initiative of Artur Chilingarov
Polar Explorer’s Day, which was established by presidential decree in 2013, is celebrated in Russia on May 21. This date was chosen due to the fact that on this day in 1937 the first research expedition of the North Pole-1 polar drifting station was launched.
North Pole-1 was the first research drifting station in the world. It ceased its work in March, 1938. The station was headed by Doctor of Geographical Sciences Ivan Papanin, who was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1937 and 1940.
The initiator of the holiday is the Special Representative of the President for International Cooperation in the Arctic, Hero of the Soviet Union Arthur Chilingarov.
In honor of the holiday in 2019 in St. Petersburg students of specialized universities write the Arctic dictation on May 20-21, and a new book about Mikhail Lomonosov will be presented in Arkhangelsk in the scientific library of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University on Tuesday.