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Russian icebreaker to host international conference on Arctic stability August 29-September 2
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Russian icebreaker to host international conference on Arctic stability August 29-September 2

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an instruction to hold an international conference on Arctic strategic stability and partnership aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50th Anniversary of Victory. The document is posted on the official legal information website, Interfax reports.

According to the document, the nuclear icebreaker 50th Anniversary of Victory will sail from Anadyr to Pevek on August 29 through September 2. During the voyage, an international conference, By the Northern Sea Route Towards  towards Strategic Stability and Equal Partnership in the ArcticStrategic Stability and Equal Partnership in the Arctic, involving representatives from other countries, Arctic Council members, observer states and members of the international public will take place aboard the ship.

The Russian Security Council is to prepare for and hold the conference. The Interior Ministry will see to security. The Federal Security Service is to protect conference delegates, and the Ministry of Transport will take them to the venue.

The conference is to  be attended by representatives from the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Federal Security Service, the Ministry for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief, the Interior Ministry, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, the Federal Medical-Biological Agency, the Government of the Chukotka Autonomous Area, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. All expenses will be covered by the federal government.