FROM THE HISTORY OF TERRITORIAL DELINEATION IN THE ARTIC: THE DISPUTE ABOUT THE OWNERSHIP OF WRANGEL ISLAND IN 1921-1926

  • Bocharov, A.
  • Mikhailov, A.
  • Smirnova, D.
Abstract:
The article deals with one of the incidents in the history of the territorial delineation of Arctic lands, which occurred in the 1920-ies and was associated with the island of Wrangel. We present the analysis of the events, which happened before the incident, including the details of the island discovery and the following various states’ representatives’ landing on it. It is noted that Russia's declaration of its ownership of Wrangel Island in 1916 did not cause protests of other countries. However, Russia being weakened in the Civil war gave rise to the representatives of the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States to claim Wrangel Island theirs. There is a brief description of some expeditions (by V. Stefansson, B. Davydov) sent to Wrangel Island by representatives of various states as well as of some associated disputes devoted to the ownership of the island. We reviewed the process of the USSR claiming final rights to the island and demonstrated the undoubted importance of the events connected with Wrangel Island in 1921-1926 in the process of the Arctic territories distribution.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
Wrangel Island; Arctic; V. Stefansson; territorial delineation; the foreign policy of the USSR.
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
389-394
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
24 - 30 August, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-77-3
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2016, 24 - 30 August, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/B32/S10.049
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