Better life for border guards at Franz Josef Land

The Franz Josef Land

A special construction division under the Russian Armed Forces will build a new housing complex at Franz Josef Land.


Head of the division, General Nikolay Abroskin, said in a televised interview with Vesti-24 that construction of the first part of the complex has already been completed and that a second part now will get started. Member of the Russian State Duma and famous polar explorer Artur Chilingarov after last year’s “Arctica-2007” expedition told the media that Russia will strengthen its presence in the Arctic and that the border stations at Franz Josef Land will be reopened.