ORT on top of the World


An ORT flag will be planted on the North Pole, today 14 April 2000. Theceremony will mark the 120th anniversary of the founding of ORT. A delegation of ten people, led by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk regioninRussia, Mr Lebed, and accompanied by Dr Gontmacher, a member of the ORTRussia committee, began the journey on the 10 April — the date ORT wasfounded in St Petersburg in 1880. After first travelling by air to Russia’s most northern aerodrome, thedelegation completed the final stage of the journey with aneighteen-hourhelicopter flight taking them to the northern-most point on the planet.