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July 16, 2010

Head of METROPOL Group Mikhail Slipenchuk and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj dive to bottom of Lake Baikal in the manned submersibles “Mir”

As part of the program of Scientific Research Expedition “Mir submersibles in Lake Baikal”, Head of METROPOL Group Mikhail Slipenchuk and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj today made a dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal in the Mir-1 submersible. The commander and pilot of the submersible was Anatoly Sagalevich, Hero of Russia and Chairman of the Technical Board of the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal.

According to the scientific program of the expedition, today’s dive was carried out in the central region of Lake Baikal. Upon successful completion of the dive, President Elbegdorj, Commander Sagalevich and Mikhail Slipenchuk, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal shared their impressions with reporters gathered at the stern of the Metropolia special-purpose vessel. Buryatian Republic President Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn and his wife were among the spectators.

We remind you that Scientific Research Expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Mir submersibles in Lake Baikal”, funded by METROPOL Group, is being held for the third year. Its objective is to address a number of fundamental scientific problems as well as attract international attention to the urgent problems of Lake Baikal.


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