VIDEO: Russia's Colossal 1950's Era Antarctic Cruisers

VIDEO: Russia's Colossal 1950's Era Antarctic Cruisers

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VIDEO: Russia's Colossal 1950's Era Antarctic Cruisers

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No better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than to learn about old school antarctic landships. “The Kharkovchanka” These Russia cold weather cruisers have been continuously operating in some of the most extreme environments on Earth for over 50 years.

First produced in 1958 in Kharkiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialistic Republic and originally operated by USSR, the ‘Харьковчанка’ (literally ‘Kharkiv Women’) featured everything a polar explorer could need in the field. In their half-century mission, they have crossed thousands of miles on Antarctic Ice, visited the South Pole, the pole of inaccessibility as well the dozens of outposts and research stations on the continent. Fascinating video. Get yourself a frosty beverage and pull up a seat:

 

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