IN continuance of its plans of Arctic exploration, the Soviet Government, according to the Soviet Union Year Book Press Service, is planning to dispatch ninety-five Arctic expeditions this year. Besides new geological prospecting work, topographical surveys in high latitudes will be combined with hydrographical work in the Kara and Laptev Seas. The northern rivers will also be studied with the view of improving transport. Research is also-in hand on the problem of the northward extension of agriculture. Last year's work led to the discovery of coal deposits in the Chukchee peninsula, and these are now being worked.