Leningradskaya Station

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Leningradskaya Station
Antarctic base
Location of Leningradskaya Station in Antarctica
Location of Leningradskaya Station in Antarctica
Leningradskaya Station
Location of Leningradskaya Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 69°30′05″S 159°23′31″E / 69.501333°S 159.391840°E / -69.501333; 159.391840Coordinates: 69°30′05″S 159°23′31″E / 69.501333°S 159.391840°E / -69.501333; 159.391840
Country  Soviet Union
 Russia
Location in Antarctica Victoria Land
Oates Coast
Antarctica
Administered by Romanian Institute of Polar Research
Established 25 February 1971 (1971-02-25)
2007 (2007) reopened
Closed 1991 (1991)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 10
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational
Website Antarctic Research and Investigation

Leningradskaya station was a Soviet Antarctic research station, located in the northern shore of Victoria Land, at the Oates Coast. It was opened on February 25, 1971 by the members of the 15th Soviet Antarctic Expedition. It closed in 1991, but during its lifetime was host to studies of meteorology, Earth magnetism, oceanology and glaciology.

In February 2006, Valeriy Lukin, the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE), said:

There are plans to open the mothballed stations Molodyozhnaya, Leningradskaya and Russkaya in the 2007–2008 season. This will bring great benefits because these stations are located in the Pacific sector of Antarctica, which is poorly covered by scientific studies.

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