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took up the resolution of announcement of Russia to be the owner of the islands and lands in the Arctic Ocean. According to that fact territories of Russia (all lands and islands) were opened within soviet sector of the Arctic. This resolution caused the protest from Norway because it also wanted to consolidate its positions on the archipelago. In 1929 on initiative of the Norwegian government they made an attempt to reach the Franz Josef Land and build there a meteorological station. In 1929 Russia organized the expedition headed by O. Shmidt. Its aim was to prove Russian positions in the North. In June, 30th the Russian flag was raised there and in a month the first meteorological station in the Harbour Tihaya gave the first wireless message. O. Shmidt, who granted power from the government, announced that the Franz Josef Land was Russian one. Norwegian people had to admit it. The potential “invaders” admitted the fact that Russia was the owner of the Arctic territories. Illusions of Great Britain, the USA, and Norway about weakness Russia after the Revolution, the First World War and the Civil War went away. This northern direction in the external policy of the Russian government was the consequence of that, the country’s in unfavorable international conditions, escaped from economic crisis with the help of its resources, especially concentrated in the North. 113