Research of the Earth's Antarctic Lake Vostok will help searching for life beyond Earth. Lake Vostok is the largest lake under ice in Antarctica, which was at least a few million years of isolation from the outside world. Unknown forms of bacteria were found there. Similar conditions are, for example, in the polar caps of Mars, where there is 80-120 degrees (below zero) and ice. Maybe extraterrestrial life on Mars will be found in the lake similar to the Lake Vostok.
Frolov Alexandr is the head of Rusgidromet