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Norway: Peter the Great Island is ours!

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The island of Peter I, which is named after the founder of the Russian Empire, is as far from any territory of modern Russia as possible. Since 1931, the sovereignty of Norway, which almost no one in the world has recognized, has been proclaimed over the island. In those distant times, the great powers and smaller countries ended the division of the world before a new big war and sought to seize the last abandoned islands, rocks and atolls. But the ice polar island did not interest anyone except Oslo.




Contrary to the original description, this territory is not at all part of Spitsbergen, although it may seem so. Peter the Great Island is located in the Bellingshausen Sea in 450 km off the coast of Antarctica. It was discovered by the legendary F.F. Bellingshausen 21 (11 old style) January 1821, but because of the drift of ice to approach the island failed. It was the first land discovered south of the polar circle.



In 1910, the French expedition confirmed the existence of the island, but the ice prevented them from landing. Only in 1929, the Norwegian party landed on this polar coast and proclaimed it to be Norway, which was confirmed by the royal proclamation of March 6 of 1931 of the year, and since 1933, the island became dependent territory. The man who financed and organized the annexation, the owner of the whaling ships Lars Christensen, expected to get quite practical benefits: to avoid taxation at British whaling stations in the Antarctic by creating such a station in the territory of Norway, and to receive bonuses from their own government. Later, the Norwegians made several scientific and several radio expeditions to the island.

Norway: Peter the Great Island is ours!




Geographically, the island of Peter I is subject to the Antarctic Treaty, which Norway has signed and ratified. But the duality remains, because Norway has not refused the island. On the one hand, private and criminal law is regulated here by Norwegian laws, and the land is within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice (the Polar Department). On the other hand, Norway demands compliance with international environmental standards common for Antarctica.



Officially, neither Russia nor the USSR have ever claimed this territory. Norway owns the island on the grounds that it is no longer interesting to anyone. The question of the correct spelling of the name of the island, as well as the possible renaming of it in Norway, is still being discussed.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 23 November 2015 07: 08 New
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    private and criminal law is regulated here by Norwegian laws, and land is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice (Polar Department)

    What really bothers the local penguins. laughing
    1. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 23 November 2015 17: 05 New
      +1
      Quote: Vladimirets
      What really bothers the local penguins ...
      - Russia will become strong, and without a big bazaar the island will quietly and peacefully leave us. In the meantime, the States are in favor, it’s not worth jerking, and without this, things are up to the neck.
      1. Pilat2009
        Pilat2009 23 November 2015 20: 22 New
        +3
        Quote: oldseaman1957
        Russia will become strong, and without a big bazaar the island will quietly and peacefully leave us.

        And why do we need him? Then Medvedev gave half a thousand square kilometers of land to the Norwegians and you are talking about some kind of island. We on Svalbard do not know what to do
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        2. THE_SEAL
          THE_SEAL 23 November 2015 21: 59 New
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          Quote: Pilat2009
          Quote: oldseaman1957
          Russia will become strong, and without a big bazaar the island will quietly and peacefully leave us.

          And why do we need him? Then Medvedev gave half a thousand square kilometers of land to the Norwegians and you are talking about some kind of island. We on Svalbard do not know what to do

          Yes, dimasik slashed from his shoulder without thinking. Probably the norgi drove him an iPhone with deer horns. Not otherwise. In essence, this is a betrayal of the interests of Russia. Vote for Putin. and Medvedev.
  2. inkass_98
    inkass_98 23 November 2015 07: 14 New
    +3
    Igor, Faddey Faddeevich died long before 1921, when you announced the discovery of the island of Peter the Great by him.
    1. Kibalchish
      23 November 2015 09: 36 New
      0
      Typo. Xnumx
  3. dsi
    dsi 23 November 2015 07: 18 New
    +5
    It was opened by the legendary F.F. Bellingshausen on January 21 (11 according to the old style) January 1921,

    In 1910, a French expedition confirmed the existence of the island,

    Officially, neither Russia nor the USSR have ever claimed this territory. Norway owns the island on the grounds that it is no longer interesting to anyone. The question of the correct spelling of the name of the island, as well as the possible renaming of it in Norway, is still being discussed.

    There are not so many connections here, so I think other forum users ignored the topic.
    1. Secta haki
      Secta haki 23 November 2015 07: 41 New
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      in fact, nobody is interested in the question on what basis does Norway suddenly believe that it owns this island ...
      It was discovered by the Russian expedition almost a century earlier than this country was formed.

      it’s also possible to raise a question with Svalbard, even worse -
      an archipelago which was also the first to be discovered and mastered by the Russians back in the Middle Ages, and which, among all the Baltic states, was presented to Norway by League of Tsatsky, while someone in the Kremlin was sitting
      1. Secta haki
        Secta haki 23 November 2015 07: 58 New
        +2
        one might think that in the fight against the "Axis countries" in WWI, Russia suffered less losses than the Norwegian trade flood.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 23 November 2015 07: 30 New
    +4
    The island was discovered on January 11 (art. Style) in 1821 by a Russian expedition under the command of F.F. Bellingshausen
    Just a typo.
  5. PlotnikoffDD
    PlotnikoffDD 23 November 2015 07: 57 New
    +3
    disturbing local penguins.

    Penguins can hold a referendum and all that))))
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    3. gjv
      gjv 23 November 2015 10: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: PlotnikoffDD
      Penguins can hold a referendum and all that))))

      The island is 19 km long and 11 km wide, with an area of ​​156 km². The highest point (Lars-Christensen peak) has a mark of 1640 m above sea level - this is the top of the volcanic massif that the island consists of. It is almost completely (95%) covered with ice, only in some parts of the coast there are small rocky stripes of land. There are only three places where landing from a boat is possible. The population is 0.
  6. cormorant
    cormorant 23 November 2015 08: 25 New
    +1
    Our island and it is interesting to us. And the fact that these grief Vikings didn’t legally land on him needs to be considered and taken measures through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    1. U-96
      U-96 23 November 2015 09: 09 New
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      Quote: cormorant
      Our island

      Why is that? Bellingshausen did not come closer than 14 miles to him. Not everything that can be seen in the pipe is ours. Norgi first landed. Easter is also open by the Dutchman, but belongs to Chile.
    2. U-96
      U-96 23 November 2015 09: 14 New
      +2
      Quote: cormorant
      grief vikings

      who-who? You would have read about the Norwegian polar explorers, or something, before talking such nonsense. It would be better, of course, to Oslo, to the Fram Museum. There are no such people today.
  7. Baloo
    Baloo 23 November 2015 08: 40 New
    -2
    Australia has sent a team of fighting penguins to annex a promising area for the production of pure Antarctic ice. hi
  8. U-96
    U-96 23 November 2015 09: 04 New
    +2
    Geographically, the island of Peter I falls under the Antarctic Treaty, which Norway has signed and ratified. But duality remains, for Norway has not abandoned the island
    what duality? Claims are indefinitely frozen.
  9. Seraphimamur
    Seraphimamur 23 November 2015 09: 57 New
    +1
    If the Russians discovered this island, then it is time to restore historical justice.
  10. Georg Shep
    Georg Shep 23 November 2015 10: 12 New
    +1
    The very fact of discovery and the name of the island, clearly indicate that this is Russian land.
    1. U-96
      U-96 23 November 2015 12: 17 New
      +2
      Quote: Georg Shep
      the names of the island, clearly indicate - this is Russian land.

      New Zealand claims to Ross Island ... Something tells me that purely from an etymological point of view, you can overcome ...
  11. Belousov
    Belousov 23 November 2015 10: 54 New
    +1
    Well, if the norgs decide to change the name then it’s worthwhile to intervene. In the meantime, leave the question in such a frozen stage, there are many other things.
    1. U-96
      U-96 23 November 2015 12: 41 New
      0
      Quote: Belousov
      In the meantime, leave the question in such a frozen stage, there are many other things.

      speak correctly. However, it is a pity that local basophrenics ignored the subject. It would be interesting to read some nonsense about the Navy base in Antarctica ... laughing
      1. U-96
        U-96 23 November 2015 20: 41 New
        +1
        Quote: U-96
        basophrenics

        hi guys) your mother - let's che-thread except for the minuses, no?
  12. METACOM17
    METACOM17 23 November 2015 15: 24 New
    +1
    But is there a 200 mile zone not attached to this island?
    1. THE_SEAL
      THE_SEAL 23 November 2015 22: 04 New
      +1
      It takes 12 miles of thermostat. And 200 miles economic zone. This is really serious. You just won’t even pass by.
  13. Petruha
    Petruha 23 November 2015 21: 04 New
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    when there is something interesting there, then there will be a lot of people who want to go to the island!
  14. Aqr009
    Aqr009 25 November 2015 01: 40 New
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    Wikipedia issues about 80 islands discovered by Russians! In principle, if you depress everything, then you can claim to be half the world bully

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