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“Scorpius” receives congratulations

31 October, 2012

On the 27th of October, 2012, accomplishing the record-breaking cruise around the Southern and Northern poles, the yacht “Scorpius” anchored in the Sevastopol city. There was a grand ceremony, held in honor of the courageous sailors, with flowers, orchestra, words of gratitude and champagne.

It was officially announced that the whole crew of “Scorpius” will be put forward for a state decoration of Ukraine – the Order “For Courage”, and the captain Sergei Nizovtsev – for a title of the Hero of Ukraine.

Since the moment, when the crew members have returned from their far journey, they receive letters of congratulations from officials of two friendly states – Russia and Ukraine.


Congratulations to the crew of “Scorpius”, led by the captain and the head of the expedition Sergei Nizovtsev, were sent by the President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy admiral Victor Chirkov, the Deputy Minister of the Transportation Department of the Russian Federation Anatolii Asaul, the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Russian Federation Rinat Gizatulin.




25 October, 2012
Leaving these shores a year ago, we had a slight idea about what we’ll encounter, how hard it will be and at some times - almost impossible to accomplish what we had conceived.
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Sergei Nizovtsev
Life way of a human implies constant overcoming not only of external obstacles, but ageing forms of his own mind too, in order to resurrect on a higher level. This is the way of a human to maturity. THE Captain of the yacht "Scorpius" and leader of the first Russian-UKRAINIAN SAILING POLAR EXPEDITION Sergei Nizovtsev. Graduated Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). Yachtsman. Qualified Yacht Master Ocean. Routes of his journeys – extremal sea tracks. Honoured Polar Explorer. Numerous times had been in Arctic and at the North Pole with skydiving and diving expeditions.
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The crew of “Scorpius”, depending on route, consists of 7-10 persons. Many of them have already had invaluable experience, necessary for this adventurous sailing. In front of others lays a hard way from novice to “sea wolf”.
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