Source Pravda.Ru

German and Russian Travellers set off on Dog-Harness Expedition

On March 1 German Professor Gerhard Hampel and Russian traveller Victor Simonov set off on a Tixie-Yakutsk extreme expedition.

Two dog-harnesses will take the travellers across Siberia. Starting from the Arctic coast the team will cross several climatic and geographical regions, including polar tundra, Siberian hills, Central Yakutia's taiga.

The travellers are to cross the Verkhoyansk mountain ridge and the world's coldest place, the town of Verkhoyansk. The route partly runs across the ice-clad Siberian rivers of Lena and Yana.

For the first time the team is to travel 1,500 kilometres along a most challenging off-road route in a dog-harness without taking any other means of transport.

"The expedition focuses on exploring East Siberian nature, life and traditions of the local population and studying dogs' behaviour in extreme conditions," expedition's initiator Gerhard Hampel told a press conference.

Besides, having gained an insight into the territory, the Professor intends to "change Europe's idea of Russian Siberia."

He announced his intention to create a news service called "Pravda," which means "truth" in Russian. Well, we are Pravda. The Pravda.Ru website has been working professionally in Russia since 1999

Elon Musk wants Pravda, but we already have it

The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations

Blame MH17 on Russia: International investigation turns into demonic circus

On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part

World leaders unite with Russia at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum