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Drift of the Sedov

Nature volume 145, pages 145146 (27 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE Northern Sea Route Administration of the U.S.S.R. is preparing for press a collection of articles and other material relating to the remarkable drift of the icebreaker Sedov in the Arctic, the crew of which was reported to have been taken off the icebound vessel by the icebreaker Joseph Stalin on January 13. The Sedov commenced her drift on October 23, 1937. The book being prepared for press tells the story of the Sedov's unprecedented drift. It contains articles by I. D. Papanin, head of the Northern Sea Route Administration and leader of the North Polar Expedition on the drifting icefloe of 1937–38, and by Prof. N. N. Zubov, and diaries of members of the Sedov's crew.

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