New Siberian Islands


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New Siberian Islands

An archipelago of northeast Russia in the Arctic Ocean between the Laptev and East Siberian Seas. Discovered in the 1770s, they are used for meteorological and other scientific stations.
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New Siberian Islands

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(Placename) an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, off the N mainland of Russia, in the Sakha Republic. Area: about 37 555 sq km (14 500 sq miles)
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New′ Sibe′rian Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean, N of the Russian Federation in Asia: part of the Yakut Autonomous Republic. 14,826 sq. mi. (38,400 sq. km).
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Noun1.New Siberian Islands - a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Laptev Sea
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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ALTERNATING BETWEEN strikingly shot footage of ivory hunters in the New Siberian Islands north of Russia, looking for woolly mammoth tusks, and a gathering of young scientists in Boston involved in genetic biology and engineering, Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev's Genesis 2.0 is a film of contrasts.
The Northern Clover military facility on the New Siberian Islands, for example, is an entirely closed self-sufficient complex, which has a minimum effect on the ecosystem.
It took place on a new base in the New Siberian Islands and Wrangel Islands, she said.
Violent drift-ice surges in mid-June 1881 crushed Jeannette among the New Siberian Islands. All participants redirected efforts to reaching inhabited mainland and rescue 1000 km to the southwest.
In 2013, the New Siberian Islands witnessed the arrival of the country's nuclear-powered missile cruiser, Peter the Great, along with 10 warships and four nuclear-powered ice breakers.
Russia last year began rehabilitating a Soviet-era base at the New Siberian Islands and has pledged to restore a number of Arctic military air bases that fell into neglect after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.
As part of the ambitious program, the Russian military is planning to reopen airfields and ports on the New Siberian Islands and the Franz Josef Land archipelago that were mothballed in 1993.
SOME things are worth waiting for - even if it is 39,000 years in the case of this woolly mammoth The remains of the beast were found on the frozen New Siberian Islands off Russia with much of her fur and trunk intact.
A team dug up the mammoth, aged between 50 and 60 when she died, on the New Siberian Islands in May.