SOVIET UNION: Saga of the Sedov

One of the many little-known facts about the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is that some 25% of its territory lies north of the Arctic Circle. The Soviet Arctic (some of which is south of the Circle) is the Soviet Union's pioneerland, a vast (2,316,600 sq. mi.), cold, potentially rich region, bigger than the West that lay before the pioneering U. S. 100 years ago. Since 1932 the U. S. S. R. has systematically explored its northland, not only for its resources (nickel, copper, lumber, coal, reindeer, fish, fur), but in an...

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