4th Soviet Antarctic Expedition

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The Fourth Soviet Antarctic Expedition used three large tractors and four sledges on the journey from Vostok to the South Pole

The Fourth Soviet Antarctic Expedition was an expedition in Antarctica led by Aleksandr Gavrilovich Dralkin.

According to Soviet News:

The expedition ... made a scientific trek from the shores of the Indian Ocean to the Geographical South Pole and back, covering a distance of nearly 2500 miles to the Vostok Station.[1]

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  1. ^1960 Eds (June 1960) "The Record" in The Geographical Journal. 126(2):248–55