SPUTNIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SPUTNIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Chelyuskin steamship leaving Arkhangelsk port in Russia, in 1933. This Soviet exploration ship later got stuck in Arctic ice, prompting a successful rescue operation using aircraft to find and rescue the crew. The expedition was led by Arctic explorer Otto Schmidt, and the ship was captained by Vladimir Voronin. The rescuers were among the first recipients of the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
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