Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi
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All-season research station platform to be presented during Arctic Days in Moscow forum

There are plans to unveil a project to build an all-season drifting platform for Arctic research during the November 19-21, 2015 Arctic Days in Moscow Federal Arctic Forum, Russia's Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi told participants in a Russia Today news conference on the performance of the North Pole-2015 seasonal drifting station.

The multimedia project will provide 3D images of the planned platform.

Although the 2016 federal budget stipulates no funding for this project, the platform is to be completed in the near future. "I'm confident that a decision regarding the platform will, nevertheless, be made soon," Mr. Donskoi said.