January 30, 1980
The founder of the Taxi Order Service «Maxim», Maksim Belonogov is fond of active and extreme leisure. The list of his hobbies also includes parachute jumps, piloting a small aircraft, scuba diving, skiing, rafting, and trailering.
Maksim spent his childhood in the Arctic circle, in the town of Vorkuta. It was happy time: he was surrounded by his family, first friends, waggeries. When Maksim was 7 years old, his family moved to Kurgan.
“I often think back to the snow-covered streets, harsh winds, and aurora. I feel that I need to visit the city which I left almost 30 years ago. A journey to the childhood is an adventure; therefore, a trivial flight by plane is not an option. When I heard that Aleksei Makarov’s expedition route would pass Vorkuta, I realized that it was fate. I decided to finance the expedition and take part in it so I could see again my favorite city as well as the expanse of the Arctic.
The finiteness of life is felt more and more with each passing day. According to the toast: «it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years». Expedition is a great way to fill your days with life.”