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The '''[[Kingdom of Argonne]]''' is a miniature Kingdom that was established in 2019 as the '''Prince-Abbacy of Inselwald'''. Although the kingdom shares many characteristics of a [[micronation]], it does not generally consider itself to be a micronation and prefers the self-descriptive term ''miniature monarchy''.
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'''[[Russkaya Station]]''' is a former Soviet and Russian [[Antarctica|Antarctic]] research station that was located on the [[Ruppert Coast]], in [[Westarctica]]. The station was proposed in 1973 and approved in 1978.  Construction began the next year and it was opened on 9 March 1980 and officially abandoned after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. The station was mothballed in the beginning of 1990, being closed in such a way that it could be re-opened with minimal effort.
  
Although there are a number of ties between Argonne and [[Westarctica]], none of them are formal. This is seen as being primarily due to the relative infancy of the Kingdom, with official [[Foreign relations of Westarctica|diplomatic ties]] very likely in the future. [[King James of Argonne|King James]] and [[Grand Duke Travis]] of Westarctica are personal friends, in addition to enjoying good relations with the [[Kingdom of Scone]] during the King's time on the Sconnish throne. The King also retains membership in multiple [[Orders of Westarctica|Westarctican orders]] from his time as King of Scone.
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In February 2006, Valeriy Lukin, the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE), stated: "There are plans to open the mothballed stations Molodyozhnaya, Leningradskaya, and Russkaya in the 2007–2008 season." However, by 2012 it was reported that reactivation plans, although delayed, had not commenced.
  
<p><small>Photographer: [[Countess of Benton]]</small></p>
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<p><small>Photo Credit: 7 Summits Club</small></p>
 
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Russkaya Station is a former Soviet and Russian Antarctic research station that was located on the Ruppert Coast, in Westarctica. The station was proposed in 1973 and approved in 1978. Construction began the next year and it was opened on 9 March 1980 and officially abandoned after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. The station was mothballed in the beginning of 1990, being closed in such a way that it could be re-opened with minimal effort.

In February 2006, Valeriy Lukin, the head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition (RAE), stated: "There are plans to open the mothballed stations Molodyozhnaya, Leningradskaya, and Russkaya in the 2007–2008 season." However, by 2012 it was reported that reactivation plans, although delayed, had not commenced.

Photo Credit: 7 Summits Club

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