Franz Josef Land


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Franz Josef Land

 (lănd, länt)
An archipelago of north-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of Novaya Zemlya. Explored by an Austrian expedition in 1873, the islands were claimed by the USSR in 1926.

Franz Josef Land

(German frants ˈjoːzɛf)
n
(Placename) an archipelago of over 100 islands in the Arctic Ocean, administratively part of Russia. Area: about 21 000 sq km (8000 sq miles). Russian name: Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa

Franz′ Jo′sef Land`

(lænd; Ger. lɑnt)
n.
an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, E of Spitzbergen and N of Novaya Zemlya: belongs to the Russian Federation. Also called Fridtjof Nansen Land.
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On Franz Josef Land, an ice-covered, desolate archipelago well into the Arctic circle, Russia has just opened a new military base.
THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE ARCTIC: THE AMERICAN EXPLORATION OF FRANZ JOSEF LAND, 1898-1905.
The Arctic archipelago Franz Josef Land is part of which country?
This volume examines the American exploration of Franz Josef Land between 1898 and 1905, when three expeditions launched from the archipelago in attempt to reach the geographic North Pole, but ended in failure: the Wellman expedition run by Walter Wellman, a Chicago journalist and bon vivant in search of fame; the Baldwin-Ziegler expedition, led by Evelyn Briggs Baldwin, a Midwestern government meteorologist; and the Fiala-Ziegler expedition, run by Anthony Fiala, a photographer and graphic artist in search of God.
Yahya joined the rest of the team to sail north from Murmansk in Russia across the Barents Sea to reach the North Pole and will then proceed south to the towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers of Franz Josef Land.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States hosted the National Geographic Society on Tuesday to screen the film "Russia's Far North" about Russian-US research in Franz Josef Land in the Arctic.
In this talk on Franz Josef Land, John will reveal the story of British yachtsman and explorer Benjamin Leigh Smith and his hut on Bell Island.
Southbound shore landings will be made in Franz Josef Land, remote islands just 10 degrees from the North Pole.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the country's northern Franz Josef Land archipelago islands, where he assisted members of a research expedition studying endangered polar bears.
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28 The Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land is now part of which country, after being annexed in 1929 by an expedition that narrowly beat a Norwegian one on the same mission?