The film tells about the Struve Geodetic Arc - an outstanding example of scientific research of the 19th century, thanks to which the size and shape of our planet were accurately determined, and about Vasily Yakovlevich Struve (1793-1864) - an astronomer, academician, founder and 40-year director of the Pulkovo Observatory , founding member of the Russian Geographical Society.

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Interactive map of the Struve arc

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