The only thing visible at Antarcticas Inaccessibility Pole is Lenins bustJanuary 5th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
Wellington, January 5 (ANI): Trekking across a little visited part of Antarctica, a team of explorers has found an imposing bust of revolutionary Bolshevik Vladimir Lenin.
The group made it to the Inaccessibility Pole a point on Antarctica that is farthest from the ocean (3718 metres above sea-level) and seldom visited for New Year’s Day, and found a one time Soviet Union base buried under the ice.
According to their website, Soviet scientists first visited the Pole in December 1958, and built a small cabin there.
They left the bust of Lenin on top of a chimney facing Moscow when they left after several weeks, adds the website.
“Today the bust is clearly visible from many kilometres away, and remains as they left it on the chimney, although the cabin itself is buried under the snow,” stuff.co.nz quoted the explorers as saying.
Lou Albershardt, one of the group members, said that it took them six weeks to reach the pole.
He said that the explorers could notice Lenin from a long way out.
You wouldnt believe it. Hes plastic, he said. (ANI)
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