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Center for Arctic Studies to be set up in the Arkhangelsk Region
© RIA Novosti. Alexey Danichev

Center for Arctic Studies to be set up in the Arkhangelsk Region

Citing the press service of the Arkhangelsk Region governor and administration, RIA Novosti reports that the region's authorities plan to submit a proposal to establish a federal research center for Arctic studies in Arkhangelsk for consideration of the State Commission for Arctic Development.

The Russian Government has approved a resolution on forming a State Commission for Arctic Development, with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin appointed as its chair. The commission will coordinate the operation of regional and local authorities and other government bodies in resolving socio-economic issues and ensuring national security in the Arctic.

The press service reported on a proposal to devote one of the commission’s first sessions to the Arkhangelsk Region’s initiative to establish a federal center for comprehensive Arctic studies on the basis of the Northern Arctic University and other research institutions and enterprises of the region.