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Episode 45: An American in Soviet Antarctica, Part II

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Stamp commemorating the Soviet Union’s Antarctic bases

Stewart Gillmor — the sole American at Mirny Station in 1961 and 1962– continues his discussion of life at the Soviet base: how communism plays out 10,000 miles from Moscow, the problems with planes in Antarctica, and what to do when the diesel generator dies at the coldest place in the world.

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Mirny Station

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1 Comment»

  Eric M (@Mr_Pique) wrote @

Really good story, Michael. Thanks!


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