In St. Petersburg, researchers found in the archives of the State Planning Committee of the USSR In St. Petersburg, researchers found in the archive of the State Planning Committee of the USSR unrealized projects on the transfer of the channels of the Ob and Amur to mitigate the climate of the Arctic. This was stated by the representative of the Military-Historical Society Pavel Filin. According to him, in one of the documents the mouth of the Ob was planned to be moved from Obskaya to Baidaratskaya Bay, and the Cupid – to return to its old course.
“Both projects should have mitigated the climate: improve the ice situation in the Kara Sea and lead to warming in Chukotka,” Filin said.
The researcher also noted that the project envisaged the construction of a dam across the Ob Bay, as a result of which water would rise and its movement would be redirected to Baidaratskaya Bay.
“This project was intended to improve the ice situation in the Kara Sea due to the warm flow of the Ob River,” he added.
These developments of scientists belong to the 30th years of the last century. In the archives also found projects of technical inventions: ice-cross-country vehicles, walkers, as well as a project to obtain energy from the cold.
Found documents on the development of the Arctic plan to summarize and present in the publication “The Arctic on the verge of fiction.” The book will be dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the world’s first drifting station “North Pole-1”.