The sea-going sailing-ship Nadezhda, which is on a round-the-world voyage, has called in at the first foreign port, namely at Pusan, South Korea, the press service of the Vladivostok-based Nevelsky State Naval University reported on Monday. During the stay at Pusan, the ship received new food supplies and was partially painted over. The students had a chance to visit the Pusan Maritime University and view the Korean training ship Hannara.
The sailing-ship departed from Vladivostok on January 27th with 165 people on board, including 90 third-year students from Moscow State University, 13 researchers from the Naval University and various institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, teachers and practice teachers, two sea cadets aged 13 and 14, the well-known painter Yury Volkov, and a journalist.
Leaving Pusan, the Nadezhda will head towards Singapore, where it is expected in about two weeks' time.
The British press has recently reported that Russia was going to conduct a nuclear test either on the borders with Ukraine or in the Black Sea.