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Canada cites Ukraine as Reason for Skipping Arctic Council Meeting in Moscow
April 17, 2014
  Canada’s delegation will not take part in a meeting of the Arctic Council in Moscow scheduled for next week due to concerns over developments in Ukraine, Canada’s CTV website reported late on...
Rosneft to Start Drilling in Kara Sea in August
April 17, 2014
  Russia’s state-owned oil giant Rosneft intends to start drilling in the Kara Sea in August 2014, the company’s Vice President for Energy Assets, Industrial Safety, and Environmental Affairs...
Arctic Alexandra Land almost cleared of garbage - Federal Security Service
April 17, 2014
  Alexandra Land, an Arctic island which is home to the northernmost Russian border station of Nagurskoye, has been almost fully cleared of coarse garbage, Chief of the Russian Federal Security...
Initial recoverable resources in Russian Arctic amount to 106 billion TOE
April 17, 2014
  The initial total amount of recoverable resources in the Russian Arctic is estimated at 106 billion tonnes of oil equivalent, including 69.5 trillion cubic meters of gas, Russian Gas Society...
Russian Paratroopers Perform First-Ever North Pole Jump
April 9, 2014
  Russian Paratroopers Perform First-Ever North Pole Jump   * RUSSIA * PARATROOPERS * NORTH POLE *   MOSCOW, April 8 (RIA Novosti) – Over 50 Russian paratroopers successfully performed...
Russia to Finalize Artic Continental Shelf Claim This Fall
April 7, 2014
  Russia’s claim for an extension of its Arctic continental shelf will be finalized this fall and could be submitted to a UN commission next year, Russian Minister of Natural Resources and the...
Russia's Eastern Siberia Breaks Temperature Record of Century
April 4, 2014
  Temperature record of the century set up in several cities of Eastern Siberia, where the air warmed up to 21-24 degrees Celsius (70-75 Fahrenheit), Oksana Salnikova, a senior meteorologist of...
Russian Teens to Venture to North Pole on Expedition With Children’s Rights Ombudsman
April 3, 2014
  A group of seven Russian teenagers are preparing to set out on a ski trip to the North Pole together with Russia's children’s rights ombudsman, Pavel Astakhov. The orphans and special needs...
Global Warming Threatens Radioactive Waste on Novaya Zemlya
April 2, 2014
  Permafrost degradation triggered by climate change might pose a serious threat to nuclear waste storage facilities in the Arctic Ocean archipelago of Novaya Zemlya in the north of Russia, the...
Navy Commander: Russia to expand Arctic naval presence
April 1, 2014
  The Russian Navy will continue to build up its nuclear and non-nuclear deterrents in the Arctic, Commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said on Friday.  “Our goal is to...