Member spotlight: Lachezar Tsotsorkov breaks the ice

By Rotary International From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian
In the summer of 2012, Lachezar Tsotsorkov boarded a ship at the Russian port of Murmansk and began a long, difficult journey to the top of the Earth. The ship was an icebreaker, and for a week the entire vessel shook as it cut through the Arctic ice. “If our glasses stopped vibrating,” Tsotsorkov says, “there was a slight confusion among people on board. Why was the ship not shaking? Was there any problem?” They passed islands of Franz Josef Land, abandoned polar stations, polar bears, whales, walruses, and seals, until they reached the ice-covered… …read more


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