The International Parachute Expedition to the
North Pole was carried out in the framework of the preparation and administration of the
World Youth Games in Moscow in 1998 under the patronage of the International Olympic
The Russian press covered this action with a permanent
The Informational Support at the Preparatory
At the preparatory stage of the expedition, on the 25th of March of 1998 a press
conference was organized and attended by 8 information agencies, 10 television channels, 7
radio stations, 31 newspapers, 3 magazines. As a result of the press conference, during
the preparatory stage of the expedition, 29 news reports and articles were transmitted and
The Informational Support
during the expedition
For the informational coverage of the expedition the following people were included
into the expedition:
- 3 television crews:
- TV-3 (Malaysia);
- The company "Sovershenno Sekretno" ("Top Secret");
- The television company "Nashe Vremya" ("Our Time") from the city of
- Editor-in-Chief of the International Magazine "Parachute" (Russia)
- Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Sport Parachutist" (Holland) Nathalie Chudiak;
- Valeriy Belousov;
- Oleg Blotsky;
- Aleksey Baranov;
- Sergey Potekhin.
- Air cameramen:
- Evgeniy Bakalov;
- Ivan Yatsenko;
- Aleksandr Begak.
Over 20 hours of video recordings have been taken on
tape. These recordings will
serve as a basis for the montage of full-length films about the expedition.
3 radio stations were covering the expedition while it
was going on.
The Informational Support after the Expedition
After the expedition had been completed, on April 23, 1998 a press conference was held
in Moscow City Mayor's Office. During the press conference V.P.Shantsev, Vice-Mayor of
Moscow and Vice-Chairman of the Organizational Committee for the World Youth Games,
received ceremonially the Flag of the World Youth Games and the Flag of Moscow which had
been raised over the North Pole. All expedition's participants received the certificates of The National Olimpic Committee of Russia. A lot of
reports and news messages based on the conclusive press conference and the resulting
information materials, are still coming out through the mass media about our expedition.
All the central television channels have transmitted messages about the expedition carried
out. Still some extracts from these materials are appearing in television and radio
programs, newspapers and magazines.
The organizers of the expedition express their special gratitude for
the informational support of the International Parachute Expedition to the North Pole,
dedicated to the World Youth Games in Moscow, to:
- Vasiliy Kolodny - the chief of the Informational Department of the
Executive Directorate of the World Youth Games'98;
- Konstantin Ivanov - the co-director of the company
- Bernadeta Vasina, Editor-in-Chief of the International Magazine
- Oleg Blotsky - a representative of the company "Sovershenno
- Nathalie Chudiak, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Sport
- Aleksandr Begak;
- Svet Sergeyevich Zakharov.