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The Arctic Cape (also called Mys Arkticheskiy from the Russian Мыс Арктический) is the northernmost point of the Komsomolets Island, which in turn is the northernmost island of the Russian Severnaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Its coordinates are approximately Coordinates: . Under Joseph Stalin the cape was known as Cape Molotov.
The Arctic Cape is not the northernmost point of Russia and Eurasia. That distinction goes to Cape Fligely (mys Fligeli) on Rudolf Island (ostrov Rudolfa), an island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago. The northernmost point of mainland Asia is Cape Chelyuskin.
- Mills, William James (December 2003). Exploring Polar Frontiers: a Historical Encyclopedia. 2. ABC-CLIO. p. 668. ISBN 1-57607-422-6.
Ushakov and his two companions explored the west coast of the large central island—October Revolution—before crossing a strait to Komsomolets Island and sledging to the northernmost point of the archipelago. This is now known as Arctic Cape, though Ushakov originally named it for the later disgraced politician Vyechyslav Molotov.
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