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    THE last meeting of the Russian Geographical Society was very animated, owing to the presence of Prof. Nordenskjöld. The great hall of the Society was crowded, and the explorer of the northern seas was greeted with loud cheers. The president of the Society, M. Semenoff, opened the meeting with a speech of welcome in which he sketched the long series of expeditions undertaken from Europe to Siberia since the year 1553, when Willoughby directed his three ships to the White Sea, and paid for his undertaking with his life. Prof. Nordenskjöld replied in a short speech, referring to the expeditions which will start next spring for the exploration of the Siberian shores; and Prof. Lentz made a communication on Polar meteorological stations and on their importance for science.

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