Geography
Karelia becomes part of Russia’s Arctic zone

Karelia becomes part of Russia’s Arctic zone

Three municipal districts of the Republic of Karelia — Belomorsky, Loukhsky and Kemsky — have been included into the Russian Arctic land territories, according to President Vladimir Putin's executive order.

Russia's Arctic zone already involves the Nenets, Chukotka and Yamal-Nenets autonomous areas and the Murmansk Region, and partly the Komi Republic, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Arkhangelsk Region, and also lands and islands within the Arctic Ocean also named in the presidential executive order.