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fun but what about after that while stalin and khrushchev gave out a lot of which are private summer houses where people guard and also there were markets in the soviet union where people could bring the food they grew to sell to see all these pictures behind me these are people in the soviet union selling food they produced privately and legally but there were some moments in soviet history when there were some taxes placed on the sale of your personal goods from your personal labor which according to russian website history of taxes was around ten percent whether you love or hate communism more than anything doesn't matter this half truth about shooting soviet gardeners burns like wildfire on the american side of the internet the real truth is that in fact when the us government for every reason in various forms clamps down on private gardens it isn't the same as communism but it's actually technically worse than communism for the majority of its lifespan where you could guard it up as you like excluding the brutal revolutionary period but that's just my opinion.
cape town south africa the i condemn it few other of diesel electric research vessels the sport she hoists the flag to show other pilot is aboard an officer with unrivaled knowledge of these waters he still has to ship out into the atlantic and then returns to dock. this is the very last opportunity for several weeks to call home with a cell phone very soon all mobiles will be far out of range the ship is setting sail for a bust and inaccessible area if there's any kind of emergency they'll be no one to provide any kind of help. the russian ship sails self to the land of eternal ice and snow to antarctica. the first officer will now explain the code of conduct on board there are twenty three passengers aboard the i couldn't make sure they're off and for some this is
their first trip to the antarctic zone but for one passenger it's become a familiar journey this is the twenty sixth time he's followed this route. back in one thousand nine hundred sixty four. trip we went. who was the first time i felt so acutely just how far away. ten days and nights of ocean like. this is. as you can see there is nothing there. any other ships just icebergs. you have to look out for. no one to relay messages except.
for winter in the southern hemisphere begins at the same time as the northern summer several times over the short summer season the academics will approach the coast of the most remote. final voyage of the year. years worth of food and fuel to the ice stations and take away seasonal crews and aircraft. which. is a tanker. and an aircraft carrier. details navigational and operational plans are in place. has arrived and no one can ever know just what to expect from antarctica. always comes up with surprises. you have to keep your eyes open because there's always something going wrong if it actually goes well for too long i start to worry there's no way antarctica will let you go on like that without incident it's unpredictable.
bags containing polar clothing are stored in the freezer when the ship left some petersburg four months ago the weather was rainy and damp most of the time if the banks were to get wet. they may rot in a warm hold to keep them in optimum condition the clothes are kept on ice until they need to get out of there your phrase the standard winter outfit consists of shoes. and a winch eater. this one is for winter. the other one is a mid season coat. and this one's for special occasions the coats are much better this time for a look they also have a vest. way turn around but did they listen to what we said no they didn't
one of the straps to be crossed otherwise they slip off your back. where we were at the same comments every single year but it's not so often that they put things right. most of the passengers driving mechanics usually go through about four sets of clothing in a year. used to deliver fuel to the most remote and hard to reach stations. is it ok does it look fine of course it's ok for work not your wedding. of course it's a little loose it's almost twice the size of you the other drivers have been to antarctica many times. challenging trip one thousand five hundred kilometers from the coast.
is a staggering minus. this route will take about forty. the trucks can only move very slowly they carry fuel tanks to the highest arctic station which is three and a half meters above sea level but oxygen levels there equate to an altitude of five thousand meters anywhere else. mainframe. all those. factors huge gropes that can seem strong can break and snap in freezing temperatures the most difficult part is the route itself seems endless ages just to cover about sixty. and that's actually good going you can do anything you can make the time go faster
speed up the process you just pray for the best and hope the truck won't fail you want it to be over soon as possible you just want to be back home and. say you get back home and in time he start feeling a strong desire to. the work is difficult but the guys are great and you feel good once everything is done. even now i want to go as soon as i can. will come soon enough for now. and talk to. the ocean appears very come on the bridge of a captain the navigation officer and two helmsmen crew changes on the way.
the crew watches reinforced you have to be twice as vigilant the closer you get to antarctica. for. the region is still under explored and. very long distances. you. these pictures are from nine hundred eighty seven they chronicle of the academic field of the first diesel electric ice ship. first trip was good a really good one. remember we were in the captain. having. yes i remember that clearly but we were having tea at the table was. there a. bang and fell off the table. everywhere. it was
a rock wasn't shown on the chart. everything was fine in the end when the rocks position was mapped. here it is. the one hundred eighty seven obstacle course. the ship literally went through a trial of fire and ice. it was about four pm during a tea break we had cabbage pies that day i still remember that and then it all happened. this missile. fire broke out in the engine room one of the pipes burst and fuel oil spill down on to the white hot money fold there was a huge fire even though i feel uncomfortable when i hear a fire alarm to change the settings on all our clocks back at home because i can't
stand the noise of. the ship went through thick and thin it's the best ship in the whole antarctic gets the job done it's never failed she's really an incredible ship. it's even written somewhere academic sure that if was the only ship in the world able to reach the north pole alone unaided by an ice breaker who would go to the polls quite often now but we still have a lot of respect for the arctic region it's a really harsh environment and there are nuclear icebreakers there antarctica is even worse besides we can't use nuclear icebreakers antarctica is much worse than the arctic region more severe this is my twenty sixth trip to antarctica and i've already been to the arctic twenty five times antarctica is much more interesting
this trip is more fascinating and extensive it takes at least six months to get there the arctic region is like a relaxing walk. only takes about a month. in one thousand nine hundred five. once headed for n. talked to some of his plan was to be home after six months but in the end he was away for eleven. ship and set sail later than planned it was when the crew reached antarctica is cut through the ice close to the shoreline but they soon discovered that they were too close to crews reaction was well coordinated and fast. as always happens in the weather changed abruptly the ice around the ship stuck together and the vessel became trapped. imagine a sugar bowl or there's been emptied into a hollow there's tons of ice all over the place and the ships just not able to move
we fought against it for many days trying to move out of there then the wind came up and the ice blocks started to shift to slightly so we were able to work our way through the coastal ice belt a little it almost cracked the hole we tried to head for the open sea but it was already impassable by that time for months it will the. event was when the crew realized they'd be spending winter aboard the ship there's no way to help a vessel that stuck in an ice trap and so the sum of had to stay just where it was until spring their ship was weak in fact three times weaker than the academic field of this one that might just escape the ice but i'm not really sure. about a form to feel that of has it never been trapped in ice not even once it's very powerful and when circumstances get really difficult we can rely on it we believe
but of course it's up to stop the yolks going off you have to turn them every two weeks. they may get a little dry at the stations because of the low humidity but they will never go bad it sounds like in your book that's. i know c.n.n. the m s n b c news have taken some not slightly but the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story just in case one of them happens to be accurate. that was funny but it's close in for the truth and might think. it's because when full attention and the mainstream media works side by side the joke is actually on here.
break through a few. years ago here there were about four miles of. we were breaking it down. from mother nature. to come through. we can't cut through so much faster. now and last year we couldn't get through when it was just too it was more than three meters deep then about a meter of snow on top of that they had no choice but. to the ice. it's a long way from the russian. huge chunk of. the home. to the ocean. four out of ten fuel tanks were left they had to conserve fuel for the whole. after
that there wasn't although a few containers of spare parts and some snowmobiles were also lost. everyone is anxious about what further surprises no hold for now though the. closer to the progress station. sometimes surprises to. there we were unloading fuel when they started cracking so we had to. we even had to cut it a little it was an emergency and we had to get off quickly it was impossible to turn back because of an iceberg that was closed by lots of things happening. we had to wait half an hour at the station. was massive but it suddenly started cracking there was
a huge iceberg behind us over and stopped. the other way. the critical factor. to pull back and wait for. it turned out that the progress station frontal activity was at its peak for ten days and there was intense and heavy snowfall visibility was practically nothing and the flight was so we had to wait ten days until it finally stopped. by. talk to. only be reached during a very short window of time. the only reliable means of getting here
is by. c. . receives its full of food and fuel supplies. some unexpected events. is downloaded using a special antenna this vital information is used not just to plot the ship's course but to select the right block of ice on which to land croft. i still remember the fourteen lifting off from a cracking ice book imagine it lifts off the ice cracks right after it it was terrifying. taking its first flight.
and the ship will take off. to use the plane. from the station as usual. close to the ship. moved down to the ice where the plane is disassembled. that's when the waves came. it started swinging all the way out. i was doing something down in my cabin. sudden i heard a huge noise out there i went to check it out it was the shore. screaming . but it was impossible. and the fuel tanks were water was very close within just two metres so we had that aircraft up fast and get it onto the hatch cover thank god we did it gone the other way it would have caused
nothing can be left until tomorrow because at any moment conditions might change suddenly and without warning. in the northern hemisphere this kind of wind would be called a hurricane but here it's just a regular storm extreme weather like this is commonplace in antarctica. as soon as their work was done a huge storm rolled in with winds of up to thirty two meters per second the ship has no choice but to wait until it ends it may take a few days though. no longer matters the main tasks have been completed. will be here things went smoothly surprisingly it was over very fast i didn't expect that. the academic field heads north again to africa after one hundred ninety four days
for more than half a year the crew has been out on the open ocean. back of the cape town seaport there's still another twenty eight days or so to petersburg but after antarctica even here feels almost like. i have been able seeding into being a participant to the cio since one thousand nine hundred seven and over all these years i have never seen a moment a moment's notice or a moment when trade tensions were not there. wealthy british style it's time. for. the. markets.
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