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20:54 | Aug 26 | 2013

Flowers tribute at Ivan Kraft monument on the 100th anniversary of the Yakut Branch of the Russian Geographical Society

The final part of the celebrations devoted to the 100thanniversary of the Yakut Branch of the Russian Geographic Society was held in the form of flowers laying at the monument to the Governor Ivan Kraft, who became the first Chairman of the Branch in 1913.
“Ivan Ivanovich Kraft was the first innovator of Yakutia. Thanks to his work Yakutsk had the first power station, large stone buildings, and intensively developing agriculture”, - Maksim Trofimov, the Head of the Republican State Committee on Innovation Policy and Science said at the monument.
“Paying tribute to the Governor Ivan Kraft, we give an impetus to popularization of activities of the Russian Geographical Society and expeditionary scientific work”, - he stressed the importance of the moment.

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