The Northern Sea Route: Soviet Exploitation of the North East Passage

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 9, 2011 - History - 186 pages
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Originally published in 1952, this book was the first detailed study of the development of the Northern Sea Route spanning the coastal waters above Siberia. The subject was one of great economic and logistic importance because of the shorter journey that a continuous freight-route across the arctic would afford. The book offers a synthesis of information from Russian journals and periodicals, collected at a time when access to academic sources was often restricted. It is a document of remaining historical interest on the subject of polar exploration.
 

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Contents

The route from the Pacific to the Kolyma and Lena
23
Scientific work
32
Traffic borne by the Northern Sea Route
41
The Chief Administration of the Northern Sea Route Glavsev
54
Equipment
64
Scientific support
88
Usefulness of the Northern Sea Route page
103
Economic usefulness
107
CONCLUSION
116
Translation of decree of Council of Peoples Commissars
124
Proximate analyses of coal found in the Soviet Arctic
132
GLOSSARY OF RUSSIAN TERMS USED IN THE TEXT
138
INDEX
155
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