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Vitus Jonassen Bering: Exploring for Russia
In 1725, he was selected by Czar Peter I (Peter the Great) to explore far northeastern Siberia and seek a Northeast Passage through the Arctic to China. These were uncharted waters, and the eastern extent of Russia was unknown. Some thought that Asia and North American were connected and the Czar was also considering the possibility of Russian expansion into northern North America.
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