The country’s new Arctic policy document mentions the word «research» 41 times, «cooperation» 46 times and «climate» - 26 times. Meanwhile, «oil» is mentioned only six times. Russia is referred to twice, while «military» is not mentioned at all.
Company VostokCoal has backing from the highest political level for its extraction and export of 30 million tons of coal per year from Taybass, the coal basin on the northern tip of great Taymyr peninsula.
«The lights came from all around us, like a massive explosion that lasted for some five, six seconds,» says Barents Observer’s reporter Atle Staalesen who came by car just north of Inari Thursday evening.
Imagine the silent ride through the frost and snowy nature under the Northern Lights in Lapland. We are ready to produce electric snow mobiles when the market is ready, says Risto Perttula, Research and Development Director with BRP.