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Russia to Act According to International Law in Arctic, Protect Shipping Route - Putin
August 29, 2014
Many countries are carefully watching Russia’s activities in the Arctic and are scared, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday.“Many understand our activity with caution, they are afraid of...
Arctic Cooperation Risks Strategic Spillover amid Russia-West Tension - CSIS Expert
August 29, 2014
Arctic cooperation should be protected from a spillover of the conflicts between the West and Russia, Heather Conley, vice president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Arctic...
Canada Ready to Use Force Against Russia in the Arctic – Canadian Foreign Minister
August 27, 2014
Canada is concerned about Russia’s military expansion in the Arctic and is ready to defend its interests in the region using military force, John Baird, Canadian foreign affairs minister, told the...
Russian Hydrographic Survey Vessel Leaves for Arctic
August 26, 2014
Russian Northern Fleet’s hydrographic survey vessel Senezh left its base to head to the islands of Novaya Zemlya from where it will aim westward, toward the Franz Josef Land archipelago to study the...
Russia’s Pacific Fleet established its first naval station in the Arctic Ocean
August 25, 2014
Russia’s Pacific Fleet has established its first naval station on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean, Captain 1st Rank Roman Martov, spokesman for the Eastern Military District, told RIA Novosti. “On...
Russia's Rosneft, US ExxonMobil Launch Joint Arctic Project
August 11, 2014
 Russia's President Vladimir Putin launched a joint project of Russia's Rosneft and US ExxonMobil at the Arctic West Alpha rig on Saturday.The companies will drill in the northernmost well...
Goods Turnover Via Northern Sea Route to Increase Sevenfold in Five Years
August 8, 2014
Goods turnover via the Northern Sea Route will increase by almost seven times in the next five years, reaching 8-10 million tons from the current 1,4 million tons, Rosatomflot Director General...
New Russian Nuclear-Powered Icebreakers Named ‘Arctic,’ ‘Siberia’ and ‘Ural’
August 8, 2014
The next-generation nuclear-powered Russian icebreakers scheduled to be put into operation in 2017-2021 were named “Arctic,” “Siberia” and “Ural,” Rosatomflot Director General Vyacheslav Ruksha said...
US Fails to Attend Arctic Council Meeting in Naryan-Mar
August 7, 2014
The United States is the only Arctic Council member state which did not send its delegation to the international meeting in Naryan-Mar, the Russian president's special envoy for international...
Russia Training Oil Spill Response During Arctic-2014 Drills
August 7, 2014
Russian Gazprom and LUKOIL companies with the aid of Defense Ministry and Ministry of Emergency Situations units are carrying out a test liquidation of a 1,200 ton-oil spill in Pechora Sea as part of...