08.04.2015 (21:54) Russian paratroopers are using special sun-screening masks in the Arctic They make it possible to reduce completely the effects of ultraviolet rays, direct and reflected light that cause so-called “snow blindness” during an around-the-clock solstice.
08.04.2015 (16:49) Russian paratroopers started movement towards the Northern Pole Upon encountering great open water, the servicemen will bridge over to the next ice or will swim to it in special diving suits.
07.04.2015 (23:42) Russian paratroopers and contingent of CSTO CRDF are constructing an ice camp in Arctic The camp is going be a complex of easily erected non-bearing wall constructions with infrastructure, lighting, electrical and heating supply.
07.04.2015 (21:01) Russian Airborne units successfully landed on drifting ice near North Pole The landing was performed using the special parachute system “Arbalet”. The servicemen started equipping camps and collecting equipment and products landed on the ice floe.
05.04.2015 (13:23) Pskov Airborne formation to be projected on Kola Peninsula The main task will be assigned to the Russian Airborne units and Collective Rapid Reaction Force of the Collective Security Treaty Organization after loading material and personnel to the aircraft.
05.04.2015 (11:34) Airborne Troops Command jointly with representatives of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Force defines the new landing platform “Kupol” in the Arctic The new drift ice landing platform has the minimum number of hummocks, clefts and unfrozen patches of water.
04.04.2015 (15:13) Airborne units to land on ice floes in the Arctic Servicemen will perform landing and then conduct a humanitarian search-and-rescue training expedition to the North Pole.
03.04.2015 (11:07) Airborne troopers of the Ivanovsk and Pskov units are practicing ice-cold water dive In the course of the training, the servicemen are using diving suits made from 8-milimeter thick high-density neoprene.
02.04.2015 (10:55) Paratroopers practice to survive in water environment North of the Arctic Circle in conditions of extreme low temperatures In course of the special training the Russian polar explorers’ expertise gained during the expeditions to the Arctic Region is widely used by the servicemen.
01.04.2015 (21:01) Paratroopers of Pskov Airborne Troop formation preparing for parachute jumping in the conditions of extremely low temperatures The training is conducted prior to the exercises of the Airborne units in the Arctic.