Russia to hold 42 events in 2023 as part of its Arctic Council chairmanship
Russia plans to hold 42 events this year as part of its Arctic Council chairmanship.
“We plan to hold 42 events in the following key areas: tourism, the environment, indigenous peoples of the North, and business events (SPIEF, EEF),” according to a presentation by Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexei Chekunkov, which he delivered on Friday at the first meeting of the State Council working group on transport, logistics and socioeconomic development in the Russian Arctic.
The planned events include the Power of Color Tourist Festival as part of closing the ski winter season in Kirovsk, the Teriberka Arctic Festival, and the Bering Strait Festival in the Chukotka Autonomous Area. There will also be events dedicated to indigenous peoples, such as the first International Championship of Traditional Reindeer Breeding in Yakutia. In addition, the second The Arctic: Breaking the Ice National Forum and Festival will be held in Novy Urengoi under the auspices of Russia’s chairmanship.