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Zeppelin Leaves on Arctic Flight with Samoilovich Heading Scientific Group

Professor Rudolph Samoilovich, scientific director of the Graf Zeppelin’s Arctic flight, took so long to shave that he was almost left behind this morning when the great airship left for Leningrad. The present expedition to the Polar regions is purely for scientific purposes and while Dr. Eckener is in command of the ship, Professor Samoilovich is in charge of the scientific work.

In heading the scientific work of the expedition, Professor Samoilovich continues his notable Arctic exploration. Professor Samoilovich, who is the director of the All-Union Arctic Institute, was the rescuer of General Nobile and other members of the ill-fated Italian expedition that failed when the airship Italia crashed.

Professor Samoilovich, who received world-wide acclaim on the occasion of his heroic rescue of the Italian explorers, is the founder of the All-Union Arctic Institute, and has made 200 expeditions to the north, some of them of great importance scientifically.

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