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Kersti Kaljulaid visits Russian Bellingshausen Antarctic station

Thursday, January 30, 2020

President Kersti Kaljulaid paid a visit to the Russian Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica on Wednesday, part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the discovery of that continent. The two countries have some common ground on the issue; Admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen was a Baltic German from Saaremaa, and was serving in the Russian Imperial Navy when the first sighting of the Antarctic ice shelf was made, on January…