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Expedition Organized by Russia, Three Major Sailing Ships to Sail Round-The Whole World Between 2019 & 2020

An instruction has been signed by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev that deals with the organization of an around the world expedition. As per the instruction, the sailing ships that are a part of the Federal Agency of Fishery and will also highlight the significant unraveling of Antarctica on its 200th anniversary will be involved. Faddle Bellinsguazen, the renowned German Naval officer and Mikhail Lazarev, Russian fleet commander are known to be the leading commanders of the entire expedition. A detailed authority of this whole mission has been given on the website of the Government of Russia.

The expedition is scheduled in the late part of the present year and will have Pallada sailing ship sailing from Vladivostok. Other practice sailing ships named Sedov and Kruzenshtern will also depart from Kronstadt and Kaliningrad during the same time. These ships are mainly practice sailing ships. Sedov and Pallada will navigate throughout the world whereas Kruzenshtern will be involved in the intersection of the Atlantic.

It is interesting to know that most of the ports and other locations where duly discovered by sailors of Russia with the help of these three sailing ships during their previous world tour trips.

These three ships are involved in the linkage of the Atlantic between its major ports like Cape Town, Ushuaia and Argentina. The distance that is the shortest of all between Pallada and Antarctica is seen between Georgia Archipelago and the Islands of South Sandwich.

In the year of 1819, the expedition of the South Polar was commenced by Russia. In this expedition, the Navy sloops of Russia named Vostok were famously commanded by Faddei whereas Mirny was under the commandership of Lazarev. These ships on January 28 in the year 1820 slithered away from Kronstadt and ended up discovering Antarctica on that very date. After the discovery, these ships came back to Kronstadt the following year. Throughout the expedition, the members were involved in discovering as many as twenty-nine islands and one significant coral reef. The whole discovery throughout the years has helped sailors to conduct projects of oceanographic nature and has also helped in further research.