Moscow city. Meeting of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Speakers: Head of the Antarctic Expedition M. M. Somov, Academicians: D. I. Shcherbakov, E. N. Pavlovsky, Head of the Main Directorate of the Northern Sea Route V. F. Burkhanov. The head of the air squadron of the Antarctic Expedition, pilot I. I. Cherevichny, makes test flights in a helicopter. The city of Kaliningrad. Diesel-electric ship "Ob" in the port. Expedition members in the diesel-electric ship's cabin over the map. Loading a diesel electric ship in the port. Cameramen V. Eshurin, A. Kochetkov filming loading. On deck during loading V. F. Burkhanov, I. A. Man, M. M. Somov, H. I. Greku. Work on the equipment of the laboratory for the study of Arctic waters. A meeting of city workers before the departure of the diesel-electric ship "Ob". VF Burkhanov speaking. On the podium: M. M. Somov. I. A. Man, I. I. Cherevichny.