Today in Murmansk at the pier of Atomflot the participants of the educational expedition to the North Pole “Icebreaker of Knowledge. Homo Science project" were welcomed. More than 80 pupils and students on the icebreaker "50 Years of Victory" took on a unique route: Murmansk - Franz Josef - North Pole - Murmansk. Deputy Governor Olga Kuznetsova made a welcoming speech to the children on behalf of the Governor of the Murmansk Region.
“We are glad to welcome you to the Murmansk land. This expedition is a unique event that will remain in your memory forever. I wish that the projects that you started on this campaign will be implemented and will benefit Russia. On the territory of our region, many large projects are being implemented in the field of logistics, the development of the Arctic shelf and Arctic subsoil. In the future, we will be glad to see you among the specialists involved in these modern industries,” said the vice-governor.
The most talented and active students from all over the country became the participants of the expedition - they are the winners of the intellectual competition "Icebreaker of Knowledge", the tournament of young professionals "TEMP" of the State Corporation "Rosatom", the All-Russian competition "Big Change" and others. During the trip, scientific lectures, team and creative events were organized for the children.
“The Icebreaker of Knowledge project is an excellent opportunity for all-round development for the students who are already at the forefront of our future,” said Mustafa Kashka, General Director of FSUE Atomflot. - The Arctic opens up great prospects, inspires, but obeys only the most persistent. The sailors of the nuclear icebreaker fleet know this absolutely for sure. We are glad that it is Atomflot and Rosatom that are introducing children to this amazing region!"
An agreement on social and economic cooperation has been concluded and is being successfully implemented between the Government of the Murmansk Region and the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom. Under this agreement, 11 events were implemented in 2020, and 19 events are planned for 2021 totaling more than 260 million rubles. These are, for example, the construction of a ski base and the improvement of urban areas.