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NEWS: Nunavut March 26, 2014 - 5:01 am

Photo: Specialized Russian trucks driving from Greenland to Alaska

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Not your average truck: a group of Russian adventurers, sponsored by the Russian Geographic Society, seems to be reversing a trip they took last year at this time when they drove across the top of the world from Russia to the North Pole and on to Resolute Bay. Photographer Derrick Anderson caught up with the group before they left Cambridge Bay this week on route to Alaska from Greenland on thier MLAE or Marine Live-ice Automobile Expedition. The vehicles, called Yemelyas — derived from a Russian folk tale about a village simpleton who travelled around on his kitchen stove — are part off-road vehicle, part boat and part mobile science lab. With a Toyota diesel engine, big rubber-tube tires and a flat bottom, the Yemelyas can traverse jagged ice and also float in water. (PHOTO BY RED SUN PRODUCTIONS)
Not your average truck: a group of Russian adventurers, sponsored by the Russian Geographic Society, seems to be reversing a trip they took last year at this time when they drove across the top of the world from Russia to the North Pole and on to Resolute Bay. Photographer Derrick Anderson caught up with the group before they left Cambridge Bay this week on route to Alaska from Greenland on thier MLAE or Marine Live-ice Automobile Expedition. The vehicles, called Yemelyas — derived from a Russian folk tale about a village simpleton who travelled around on his kitchen stove — are part off-road vehicle, part boat and part mobile science lab. With a Toyota diesel engine, big rubber-tube tires and a flat bottom, the Yemelyas can traverse jagged ice and also float in water. (PHOTO BY RED SUN PRODUCTIONS)

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