Governor suggests dividing notions of Extreme North and Arctic zone
Clear criteria on including a region in the Arctic zone are necessary, Governor of the Nenets Autonomous Area Alexander Tsybulsky said at the plenary session of the 2018 Arctic Days in Moscow forum.
The governor noted that today the definitions of the "Extreme North" and the "Arctic zone" are mixed. He believes that regions should be included in the Extreme North based on climatic conditions that, in turn, determine how to manage them, while the Arctic zone is an economic notion and must include areas along the Northern Sea Route.
"I think these notions should be divided. The Arctic zone is subject to special regulations for economic development and related laws," the governor said.
The Arctic Days in Moscow federal forum is being held at several venues in Moscow on November 21-25. The forum will bring together over a dozen business and cultural events dedicated to the Arctic. A detailed forum program and the latest updates are available on the official website http://arctic-days.ru/. The purpose of the forum is to attract attention to the natural, historical and cultural issues in the Arctic and to promote tourism in Russia's polar regions. Rossiya Segodnya and Arctic.ru are the forum's information partners.