Moscow city. Kremlin. January 9, 1989. Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR NI Ryzhkov presents awards to participants and organizers of the Soviet-Canadian ski crossing of the USSR - North Pole - Canada: Orders of Friendship of Peoples Canadian athletes B. Maxwell, R. Weber, K. Holloway, English priest L. Dexter; Order of the Red Banner of Labor to the head of the expedition, associate professor of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys D.I. Shparo; the Order of Honor - to Soviet aviators who provided support for the expedition; medals "For Labor Valor" - to members of the base group of the expedition.