In total, 68 schoolchildren from all over the country will take part in the educational expedition.


Two schoolchildren from the Oryol region were among the winners of the All-Russian educational project “Knowledge Icebreaker – 2023”. Next summer, together with children from other regions, they will spend ten days aboard the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker, 50 Years of Victory.

Sofia Koryagina and Yaroslav Voropaev will represent the Oryol region in the scientific and educational expedition, which will pass along the route Murmansk – the North Pole – Franz Josef Land – Murmansk. Sofya Koryagina graduated from the educational shifts of the regional center “Constellation of the Eagle”, is the winner in the track “Science and the Environment” among schoolchildren aged 15-16. Yaroslav Voropaev, one of the winners in the track “Science and Technology” among schoolchildren aged 12-14, studies in the 8th grade of school No. 12 named after Hero of the Soviet Union I.N. Mashkarina in Orel. This is not the first victory of the Oryol ripples in the All-Russian intellectual competition “Icebreaker of Knowledge”, the government of the region said. In August 2021, 11th grade students Alexander Yakushin and Angelina Pukhnacheva have already been on an expedition to the North Pole.

The Icebreaker of Knowledge project is part of the large educational Homo Science project. The winners of the project received the right to participate in it “Young polar explorer” and All-Russian Olympiad in Mathematical Modeling. Earlier, the Uchitelskaya Gazeta online publication reported that the absolute winner of the All-Russian competition “Teacher of the Year of Russia-2022”, a teacher of history, social studies and the Moscow Art Theater School No. 16 of Orekhovo-Zuevo near Moscow, Dmitry Lutovinov, will go to the North Pole as part of the expedition.