This article needs to be updated.(November 2017)
The expedition was organized by the Russian Center For Arctic Exploration and carried out under the patronage of the Special Representative of the President of Russian Federation In International Cooperation In The Arctic and the first vice-president of the Russian Geographical Society, A.N. Chilingarov
The expedition was to traverse the ice of the Arctic Ocean under the flag of Russian Geographical Society. On reaching the North Pole, the expedition was to head south to Canada and was expected to end in Resolute (Qasuittuq), in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, around June 15, 2011.