The Soviets were now working fast and hard toward getting their burrowing expedition off the ground (or into it). It was during 1970, on a sunny May 24, that a group of scientists commenced their drilling project down into the Pechengsky District ground. This was in the Kola Peninsula area in Russia where a tiny amount of people lived. This meant that they had plenty of space to work in. It was their mission to break through as deeply into Earth’s crust as was humanly possible.
Is “a tiny amount of people lived” correct?