Soviet Antarctic Expedition
The Soviet Antarctic Expedition (SAE or SovAE) (Russian: Советская антарктическая экспедиция, САЭ, Sovyetskaya antarkticheskaya ekspeditziya) was part of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of the Soviet Committee on Antarctic Research of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
The first Soviet Antarctic station, Mirny, was established near the coast on February 13, 1956. This was added to in December 1957 by another station, Vostok built inland near the south geomagnetic pole.
- Mirny (established February 13, 1956)
- Vostok (established December 16, 1957)
- Novolazarevskaya (established January 18, 1961)
- Molodyozhnaya (established January 14, 1963)
- Bellingshausen (established February 22, 1968)
- Leningradskaya (established February 25, 1971)
- Russkaya (established March 9, 1980)
- Progress (established April 1, 1988)
- Komsomolskaya (established November 6, 1957)
- Pionerskaya (established May 27, 1956)
- Druzhnaya I (on the Filchner Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea)
- Druzhnaya II (on the Weddell Sea)
List of stations in use during the International Geophysical Year.
- Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
- List of Antarctic expeditions
- Soviet and Russian manned drifting ice stations
- List of Russian explorers
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- Nudel'man, A. V. (1959). Soviet Antarctic Expeditions 1955-1959. Moscow: Izdatel'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR. http://nsidc.org/rocs/archives-catalog/index.php?p=digitallibrary/getfile&id=86.