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Russian experts to study polar bears near Arctic oilfields
July 10, 2014
The Arctic Science Center in St. Petersburg has announced a tender to study polar bears near still undeveloped hydrocarbon deposits on the Russian Arctic shelf. In all, this project will cost over 12...
Emergencies Ministry to build seven more Arctic centers
July 10, 2014
The Russian Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergencies and Disaster Relief plans to build additional seven Arctic centers, like the one opened in the Vologda Region on Saturday, Emergencies Minister...
Russian Government to submit proposals on a state program of joint Arctic research with foreign scientists
July 4, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given instructions to the Russian Government to submit by March 2015 proposals on a state program of comprehensive research in the Arctic and Antarctic in...
Putin instructs the Government to preserve Arctic wildlife
July 4, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given instructions to devise a plan to preserve Arctic biosphere by October 1. The plan is to include additional measures to prevent oil spills during loading and...
Nuclear icebreaker heads for the North Pole with tourists
June 27, 2014
The Russian nuclear icebreaker, 50 Let Pobedy, left Murmansk for the central Arctic Regions with this year’s first group of tourists, mostly foreigners, on board. Arctic tours on nuclear icebreakers...
Arctic Can Remain Zone of Peace, or Conflict - Former Ambassador
June 26, 2014
The Arctic can continue to be a zone of peace, as suggested by Vladimir Putin, or Arctic cooperation can become a casualty of current international conflicts, former ambassador to Georgia and Belarus...
Arctic Cooperation is Vulnerable to Conflict Spillover
June 26, 2014
Continuing international development platforms in the Arctic are very vulnerable to the spillover from crises between Arctic Council nations, Russian expert Andrei Zagorski said.“Arctic cooperation...
Russia to build the most powerful nuclear Arktika-class icebreaker
June 25, 2014
Construction of the universal nuclear-powered Arktika-class icebreaker LK-60 started on November 5, 2013 as part of Project 22220 at the Baltiysky Zavod shipbuilding yard. Under the terms of the RUB...
Russia Tests Pantsir Air Defense Systems in Arctic
June 17, 2014
Russia is testing its Pantsir S-1 short-range air defense system in the Arctic to ensure security in the resource-rich region, which is soon expected to become the centre of oil and gas exploration...
Rosneft Arctic Investments to Contribute Over $3Trln to Russian Economy - CEO
June 9, 2014
The multiplier effect on Rosneft’s Arctic investment into the offshore program will exceed $3 trillion, making Arctic exploration one of the drivers of economic growth in Russia, the head of Russia's...