OREANDA-NEWS Specialists of the Northern Fleet  in the framework of scientific activities in the Arctic have made 34 geographical discoveries in recent years. On Wednesday, told reporters the commander of the Northern Fleet  Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

"Recently, the hydrographic vessels of the Northern fleet "Horizon","Vizier" and "Senezh" made 34 geographical discoveries during research trips to the Arctic, " the commander said.

As previously reported in the Navy, active research activities in the Arctic Northern Fleet resumed in 2014. Since then, Northern Fleet hydrographs have discovered and described one Strait, 12 Islands, 14 capes, six bays. In one of the expeditions had discovered the disappearance of one island.

In 2018, the Northern fleet with the support of The Russian geographical society for the first time in modern Russian history carried out an unprecedented complex expedition to the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. In the course of it was held by a series of historic experiments on the reconstruction of the routes of the pioneers.

This year, the Northern Fleet  plans, together with the expedition center of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation and The Russian geographical society, to conduct expeditions to the Islands of the Franz Josef Land archipelago, to the island of the Middle archipelago of the Northern Land and continue expedition activities on Novaya Zemlya.

Earlier it was reported that the new military town of block-modular type in the village in Tiksi (Yakutia), which will house the soldiers of the air defense forces of the Northern fleet, is ready for settlement. The modern block-modular town will consist of 11 facilities, including a hostel, an administrative building, a diesel power plant, water and fuel storage, a dining room, a garage and others. All objects are connected with each other by covered passages, which is especially important in the Far North and the Arctic.