Mirnyi Vostok - 200
international complex combined expedition
in honor of the 200th anniversary of the first Russian Antarctic expedition (FRAE)
Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhael Lazarev and
the first historical meeting of Russian sailors and the Maori tribe in New Zealand
in the year of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II,
in the year of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica,
in the Year of memory and glory in Russia.
from March 30 to June 30, 2020
Aim
combining the efforts of society to popularize geography, preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Russia, widely attract young people to scientific creativity and strengthen international relations, by conducting a sea voyage on the sailing training ship "Nadezhda", cultural, educational and scientific research events involving state and public organizations, educational institutions, representatives of culture, science, business and media.
Tasks
  • Realise a sea voyage on the sailing training ship "Nadezhda" ("Rosmorport") from Vladivostok to New Zealand in April-June 2020;
  • Create a temporary traveling exhibition of historical documents and artifacts of the FRAE on board the "Nadezhda" launcher and demonstrate it to the residents of ports of call;
  • Organize a historical reconstruction of the events of the meeting of Russian sailors and the Maori tribe in May 1820 and other events;
  • Create a Russian-New Zealand group of students from Universities of the Russian Federation and NZ, study the documents of the FRAE and 3D scan artifacts collected by the expedition;
  • Lay the memorial stone of the monument "200 years of the NRA and the first contact of Russian sailors and Maori" in the Queen Charlotte Bay at the anchor site of the "Vostok" and "Mirnyi" in May 1820 with a memorial plate.
Stages
  1. Preparatory from September 1, 2019 to March 30, 2020;
  2. Sailing Vladivostok - New Zealand from April 2 to May 7, 2020;
  3. Visiting "Nadezhda" and training center in New Zealand cities and events in them from May 7 to May 30, 2020;
  4. Sailing New Zealand - Vladivostok from May 30 to June 30, 2020;
  5. Summing up the expedition, holding a reporting exhibition, publishing a photo album and making a film.
Competencies
  • Knowledge of international and Russian documents in the indicated areas of cooperation;
  • Experience in implementing expeditions cross Russia and countries of the world;
  • Experience in organizing and conducting large-scale cultural, educational, sports and recreational events and projects;
  • Extensive international relations and contacts in various fields of cooperation, including New Zealand;
  • Integrated project financing.
Areas of Interest
  • State;
  • Geopolitical;
  • Public;
  • Cultural
  • Educational;
  • Sports;
  • Media;
  • Educational;
  • People's diplomacy.
Indicators
  • Improving the image of Russia as a country favorable for tourism;
  • Honoring Veterans of World War II;
  • Increasing the number of young people who love their homeland and geography:
  • Increasing the level of development of international cooperation between New Zealand and Russia in the field of culture, sports, tourism and entrepreneurship;
  • Raising the awareness of foreign citizens about the opportunities and advantages of the Russian tourist complex.
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Press-release (rus)
Expedition route and schedule
30-05.03.20 Vladivostok
16-20.04.20 Nagasaki
08-12.05.20 Auckland
13-15.05.20 Tauranga
17-20.05.20 Gisborne
22-24.05.20 Littleton
26-29.05.20 Picton
29-30.05.20 Wellington
15-17.06.20 Port Vila
28-30.06.20 Vladivostok
Organizing committee
First Vice President of the Russian Geographical Society
Head of Rosmorport
Chairman of the Commission of the Moscow CCI for Cooperation with New Zealand
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
John Roger McNaughton
Honorary Consul of Russia in Auckland
Pape Keikha
Vice Rector, Auckland University of Technology
John Leggett
Mayor of Marlborough Region South Island New Zealand
Chairman of the Russian-New Zealand CCI, Coordinator of expedition programs
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World
Federation of UN Associations
Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography
(Kunstkamera)

Rector of the Maritime State Universityunder the name of Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy

Captain of the sailing training ship "Nadezhda" ("Rosmorport")
Director of the Arctic and Antarctic Scientific
research institute
Chairman of the Board, Maritime Art Club
President, HELIOPARK Group
Founder and Head of the Russian Expeditions and Travel Fund
The first Russian Antarctic expedition 1819-1821 under the leadership of Thaddeus Bellingshausen (ship "Vostok") and Mikhael Lazarev (ship "Mirny") took place in the waters of the Southern Ocean. It was intended to prove or disprove the assumption of the existence of the sixth continent - Antarctica. All scientific observations of geography, ethnography and natural science were carried out by officers and the professor of Kazan University Ivan Simonov. To fix the events, landscapes of open islands and biological species academician of painting Pavel Mikhailov was taken.

The leaders of expedition

Watercolor from the album of P. Mikhailov
View of the ice islands March 4, 1820
Expedition 1819-1821 became the second (after James Cook), which sailed around the entire Antarctic. Of the 751 days of the expedition, 527 were carried out under sail; the total length of the route was 49,860 nautical miles. 127 days the expedition was in latitudes above 60 ° S. W .; the team approached the shores of Antarctica 9 times, including four times at a distance of 3-15 km. 28 objects were plotted on on the map of Antarctica, 29 islands were discovered and named in the high southern latitudes and tropics.
On May 24, 1820, travelers reached New Zealand, on May 27, anchored in the Queen Charlotte Bay (Totaranui), on May 28 the historic first meeting of the expedition with the Maori natives took place. The places visited by Russian sailors were a link between the tribes of the North and South Islands, and after the destruction of the Maori clan by neighboring warlike tribes in 1828, P. Mikhailov's recordings, sketches and ethnographic collections are historical sources of paramount importance. The expedition left New Zealand on June 3.

Watercolor from the album of P. Mikhailov
The military dances of South New Zealand at Queen Charlotte Bay on May 30, 1820
A collection of Maori cloaks and belts.
Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS
more information on the museum website
A collection of harpoons, spears, clubs, stone axes, bamboo arrows with exquisitely finished tips and other types of tools and weapons of the Maori tribe.
Ethnographic and Zoological Museum of Kazan Federal University
more information on the museum website
Tapa - a fabric made of wood bark, an invention of the indigenous people of New Zealand. To make tapa, you need to take a tree bark, soak and roll it for a long time. Stamping made using leaves. This exhibit came to Kazan after the expedition of Simonov. In the 19th century, Europeans massively exported tapu from New Zealand - and the fishery was on the verge of extinction.

Maori leader mannequin made of wax. Order of the first head of the Department of Geography and Ethnology of Kazan University Peter Krotov at the end of the 1880s at the Umlyauf laboratory in Hamburg. Characteristic tattoos on the mannequin's face are not fiction of the master, tattoos were redrawn from photographs of real people.

In Kazan, there is also a head of a Maori man; it is kept in the KFU Zoological Museum. Participants of a delegation of the Maori tribe that recently visited Kazan held memorial rites in the museum, said prayers and asked for forgiveness.


Film №1 "Maori. Children of Hawaiki. " Māori is believed to have appeared in New Zealand in the 12th century AD. And their ancestral home is the mythical country of Hawaiki, whose name was preserved in ancient Maori legends. Polynesia (and the Maori belong to the Polynesians) are dozens of peoples and more than 1000 islands in the central and southern parts of the Pacific Ocean.
Film №2 "Maori. Linked by one past. " Europeans began the colonization of New Zealand in the 19th century. And for a long time they treated the indigenous people - the Maori - as representatives of primitive culture, savages. Many stereotypes still exist. But the Maori culture is much deeper and richer than it seems at first glance.
Film №3 "Maori. The test of civilization. " In the 18th century, James Cook rediscovered New Zealand, and a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the country. European civilization brought the Maori a lot of grief and misfortune. The long and dramatic history of the relationship between Maori and immigrants from Europe is the main theme of the third film.
Film No. 4 "New People of New Zealand." Family stories of today's New Zealanders of European descent testify: they were people of remarkable will, determination and courage. They managed to create today's mixed breeding culture of New Zealand, which intertwined the achievements of the Maori culture and Old World civilization.
Expedition programs
One World - One Ocean
Cultural and educational events together with the Russian World Foundation for foreign guests in ports of call about Russia, its history, language and culture
Maori Artifacts
A traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts from the collections of the Russian Museum, Kunstkamera and Kazan University, brought from New Zealand by FRAE sailors
Historical memory
The expedition participated in the "Immortal Regiment' action in Auckland on May 9, the Moscow-Berlin-Vladivostok television bridge, visits to World War II memorials and historical museums
International Conference
The historical significance of the First Russian Antarctic Expedition of the PRAE 1819-1821 in the study of Antarctica
Historical reconstruction
The program of measures to restore the events of the first meeting of the Russian sailors of the "Vostok" and "Mirnyi" with representatives of the Maori tribes in May 1820
Russian sailors Monument
The laying of a memorial stone and the installation of a memorial plate at the anchorage of the "Vostok" and "Mirnyi" in May-June 1820 in Marlborough Sound,
Ship Cove
Underwater research
Underwater research in the Queen Charlot Fjords region, diving in the liner "Mikhail Lermontov" that sank in 1986
Seamanship
Joint research, activities and practices of cadets of Russian and New Zealand maritime educational institutions on board the sailing training ship "Nadezhda"


Nadezhda
Sailing Training Ship (FSUO "Rosmorport")
Project initiators and organizers

Project State Support

Project Public Support

Collaboration with educational institutions

Collaboration with museums

Media partners

Partners

Schedule and diary
Vladivostok
The capital of the Far Eastern Federal Region.
The base port of the STS "Nadezhda" (FSUO "Rosmorport")
The largest industrial, transport and cultural center of Russia.


Vladivostok

March 30
07.00 Arrival Vladivostok.
12.00 - 18.00 Placement and installation of Museum displays with
collection of artifacts from the Maori PRAE tribe of 1819-1821 on
board of STS "Nadezjda".
March 31
10.00 - 18.00 International conference "The historical significance of the First Russian Antarctic Expedition 1819-1821 at the Maritime State University named after Admiral G.I. Nevelsky
April 1st
12.00 - 13.00 Press conference at the Interfax-Far East press center
13.00 - 19.00 Carrying out the actions "Relay of Victories", "Fire of Remembrance", "March of Veterans".
April 2
10.00 - 13.00 Patriotic action with athletes of the RSBI branch in the Primorsky Territory.
13.00 - 17.00 Visit to the children's oncological center. Participation in the activities of the Save the Life fund
22.00 Start of the expedition. Vladivostok-Nagasaki Sea Crossing.




Nagasaki
The largest port of Japan.
The administrative, industrial and political center of the country.
Venue for The 21-th Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival Sailing Festival.
Nagasaki

April 16
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" and other sailing vessels to the port of Nagasaki. Photoshoot.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting and opening ceremony of the international sailing festival The Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival (長崎 帆船 ま つ り, Nagasaki Hansen Matsuri).
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner of the organizers of the festival for crews of sailing ships.
20.00 - 23.00 Illuminations in the water port area
April 17
09.00 - 14.00 Organized bus excursions to Nagasaki. Visiting the atomic bombing museum, Peace Park and the Russian cemetery. A prayer service for the part of the dead Russian sailors with Archpriest Nikolai Katsyuban of the Japanese Compound of the Russian Orthodox Church.
09.00 - 16.00 Open deck on the festival's sailing ships.
20.00 - 23.00 Illuminations in the port water area
April 18
13.00 - 16.00 Parade of sailing on the vessels of the festival.
20.00 - 23.00 Illuminations in the port water area
21.00 - 22.00 Celebratory fireworks in the port water area in honor of the arrived sailing ships.
April 19
11.00 - 13.00 Festival parade and promenade along the sailboats.
09.00 - 12.00 Open deck on the festival's sailing ships.
21.00 - 22.00 Celebratory fireworks in the water port area
April 20
10.00 - 12.00 Customs and border procedures.
13.00 - 14.00 Farewell and closing ceremony of the sailing festival.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn departure of the STS Nadezhda (FSUO Rosmorport) and other sailing ships from the port of Nagasaki. Nagasaki Auckland Sea Crossing.
Auckland
The largest city of New Zealand.
The Maori tribes began to settle in these places about 800 years ago.
The Maori tribe at its peak reached 20,000.
Auckland

May 8
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting ceremony.
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
May 9
10.00 - 14.00 Participation in the action "Immortal Regiment".
15.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
20.00 - 21.00 Television bridge Auckland-Vladivostok-Moscow-Berlin
May 10
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the the STS "Nadezhda".
May 11
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the the STS "Nadezhda".
May 12
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda". (FSUO Rosmorport). Auckland Tauranga Sea Crossing
Tauranga
The fastest growing city in the country.
The sixth most populated city in New Zealand.
Translated from the language of the Maori tribe means "protected bay."
Tauranga

May 13
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting ceremony
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
May 14
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
May 15
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda" (Federal State Unitary Organisation Rosmorport). Tauranga-Gisborne Sea Crossing
Gisborne
A city of the Northern island of New Zealand.
Maori are more than 50% of the population of the city and the region.
Translated from Maori means "the shore in front of which the sun shines on the water."

Gisborne

May 17
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting ceremony
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
May 18
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
20.00 - 21.00 Television bridge Auckland-Vladivostok-Moscow-Berlin
May 19
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
May 20
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda". (FSUO Rosmorport). Gisborne-Picton Sea Crossing.
Christchurch
The administrative center of the Canterbury region.
Located on the South Island of New Zealand.
The name translates from English as "Church of Christ."
Christchurch

May 22
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting ceremony.
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
May 23
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda". Christchurch - Picton Sea Crossing.
Picton
Located in the north part of the Southern island at Queen Charlotte's Bay.
One of the main transport centers of New Zealand. Connects the South Island Highway with Wellington via the ferry across the Cook Strait.

Picton

May 26
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting ceremony.
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
May 27
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
May 28
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
10.00 - 18.00 Reconstruction of the meeting between the Russian sailors of the PRAE and the Maori tribe May 28, 1820.
May 29
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda". (FSUO Rosmorport). Picton Wellington Sea Crossing


Wellington
The capital of New Zealand.
The second most populated city in the country.
The largest capital among the countries of Oceania.

Wellington

May 29
10.00 - 11.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
11.00 - 12.00 Meeting ceremony.
12.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
May 31
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda" (Federal State Unitary Organisation Rosmorport). Sea crossing Wellington-Port Vila (Vanuatu)
Port Vila
The largest city and capital of the Republic of Vanuatu.
Located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean on Mele Beach on the southwestern coast of Efate.


Port Vila

June 12
10.00 - 14.00 Solemn call of the STS "Nadezhda" to the port.
15.00 - 17.00 Meeting ceremony.
18.00 - 21.00 Gala reception and dinner for the crew and expedition members.
June 13
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
June 14
10.00 - 18.00 Open deck. Demonstration of a traveling exhibition of Maori artifacts aboard the STS "Nadezhda".
June 15
12.00 - 14.00 Farewell ceremony.
14.00 - 16.00 Solemn exit of the STS "Nadezhda" (FSUO Rosmorport). Sea crossing Port Villa (Vanuatu) -Vladivostok
Vladivostok

The twin city of the Japanese city of Niigata.
The largest industrial, transport and cultural center of the Far East..

Vladivostok

June 30
10.00 Arrival in Vladivostok.
14.00 - 16.00 Summing up the expedition.
16.00 - 22.00 Processing of photo and video material of the expedition. Filling the site and social networks of the project with content.
July 1
10.00 - 11.00 Visit of the FSUO "Rosmorport" Far Eastern Basin Branch. Summing up the expedition to the Hope.
13.00 - 14.00 Live broadcast with the expedition to the VBC radio stations.