Transport: Russian Aviation

At the North Pole last week it rained, and the three big Soviet planes beside the base camp sank slightly into the mushy surface of the ice floe. The fourth plane, which came down 40 miles away fortnight ago, waited till the weather lifted, then joined the main party, bringing to 35 the number of Russians encamped serenely at the top of the world to investigate scientific phenomena and build a base for a transarctic airline (TIME, May 31). Weather reports were reaching Moscow four times daily and at week's end hirsute Dr....

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