Kirsty Kaljulaid and Dmitry Kobylkin: Alexey kudenko / RIA Novosti
The President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid during his visit to Antarctica came to the Russian polar station “Bellingshausen”, where it was greeted by a birthday cake. The head of state wrote on his page in Facebook.
The politician arrived at the research station, together with members of the Estonian expedition to participate in the solemn events dedicated to the anniversary of the opening of the mainland seafarer Faddey Bellingshausen.
“A discovery made over 200 years ago, it was important for mankind, and for this example, we today must promote international cooperation and multilateralism,” said Callid.
Estonian Maritime expedition to the shores of Antarctica kicked off on 11 July from Kronstadt. It is timed to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the sixth continent the First Russian Antarctic expedition to draw attention to climate change. Along the way, the yacht “Admiral Bellingshausen” made 38 stops in 20 countries.
Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen Baltic German descent, was born on Saaremaa island in 1778. He graduated from the Kronstadt naval cadet corps and took part in a voyage round the world, under the leadership of Ivan Krusenstern. In 1819, Bellingshausen headed the Russian Arctic round-the-world expedition. It consisted of two ships “Vostok” and “Mirny” and was heading toward the South pole. The three ships crossed the Antarctic circle and discovered Antarctica. In the course of observations of the glacier expedition came to the conclusion that this continent. The journey lasted until 1821, during which time it was discovered many new Islands.
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