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Russia publishes catalogue of high-tech industrial products and services for use in its Arctic zone
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Russia publishes catalogue of high-tech industrial products and services for use in its Arctic zone

The website of the State Commission for Arctic Development has published a catalogue of high-tech products and services for use in Russia's Arctic zone, the commission's press service reported.

The eight-volume catalogue has a total of 450 pages. "We have put together everything that our country produces that can be used in the Arctic. Hopefully, it will be of good use," head of the commission, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, tweeted.

A representative of the commission said earlier that because of sanctions Arctic projects would have to rely on the achievements of Russian science and mechanical engineering, or, in other words, on the available Russia-made materials, technology and equipment that are adapted for use in the Arctic's climate and natural environment..

The State Commission for Arctic Development was established in March 2015 by the Russian Government in keeping with a presidential executive order. It includes heads of federal executive authorities, top officials of Russian regions that are located fully or partially within the Arctic zone, Russian presidential envoys to federal districts, and representatives of the Security Council, Presidential Executive Office and other state bodies, as well as research entities and public organizations.

The commission is to coordinate the work of federal and regional authorities and other state bodies when pursuing social and economic goals in the Arctic, and addressing the issues of transport development, environmental issues, international cooperation, and national security.