Russian sailing vessel Sedov is starting its first world trip.
The ceremony to see it off took place in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Representatives of the Russian government and the city’s fathers took place in this ceremony.
Sedov’s route will be nearly the same as the route of the first Russian world trip on a sailing vessel, which took place in 1803-1806. That legendary expedition was headed by Ivan Krusenstern.
Sedov’s trip will last 14 months. It will cover more than 42,000 miles in the Arctic, the Pacific and the Indian Oceans, and visit more than 30 foreign ports.