Expedition

Press conference regarding the start of the expedition will take place on the 20 March

A press conference regarding the start of the transcontinental expedition “To the East!” will take place in media centre of local St Petersburg government (Nevskiy prospect 66, The Writers’  Bookshop) on the 20th of March.  

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In this press conference will take part:

ALEXEY GARAGASHYAN, The main leader for the expedition “To the East!”, active member of the Russian Geographical Society, champion of Russia in sport tourism, the holder of the Russian cup in trophy raids, chief designer of ATVs SHERP;

ANNA GOLUBEVA, the head of the fund, the main organizer of the expedition;

SERGETY SAMOHVALOV, the director general of Sherp;

ELENA KONNOVA, the director of the corporate communications X5 Retail Group

Also representatives from the Physical culture and sport Committee, Industrical and Innovation politics Committee of St Petersburg, Russian Geographic Society.

Transcontinental all terrain expedition “To the East!” starts on 14 April 2017 from Archangelsk, goes through the Polar Circle and finishes in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy in the beginning of November. The length of the route is 10 thousand km.

The biggest part of the expedition will take place across the Polar Circle, and one of the most difficult parts will be getting past Plutoran’s Plateau – the part of the Central Siberian Plateau, as it has no roads and where people only used helicopters for transportation.

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Expedition, and therefore demonstration of the transport abilities in the remote areas of Russia, became possible after a unique new development of the St Petersburg designer Alexey Garagashyan – an ATV amphibian Sherp was presented in 2015.  

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The ATV has very high indicators of passability, it is safe, reliable, economical and ecological. It is capable of overcoming long water obstacles, has good speed and is manageable on water. The maximum speed on land is 40 km per hour, on water – 6 km per hour.

The ATV is fully Russian development: the entire cycle of its construction and manufacturing is in Russia.

The mandatory accreditation of media to the press conference can be made by e-mail: mediaspb24@gmail.com or by phone: 8-931-297-80-57, Natalia Romanova

a.stolbova@gmail.com, 8-926-814-17-63, Anna Stolbova, press-secretary for the expedition.

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