To the Ministry of Communications
USSR Received on the 24th at 10:16 a.m.
(TO) Leningrad Rakova
St. 16, Apt. 12
Point of sending North Pole 23rd 7 p.m.
Began working at North Pole 5. Regards to all. Big, big kiss.
Write. Zalman (Gudkovich)
Russian ice stations used wireless radio to communicate during
the long assignments. At most stations, like NP5, the radio
exchanges broke the monotony of the long Arctic nights, however
the personal messages to the families of the station personnel
received priority attention by the radio operators. The "Cold
War" political impasse caused some limitation in communications
since all messages were censored. The approved messages were
carefully typed on telegram forms for delivery to the addresses.
was established on April 21, 1955 and the first crew was relieved
on April 20, 1956. The geographic position of the station
ranged from 80°N to 85° N during the first year.