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The seven other foreign ministers from the circumpolar north will keep distance when Sergey Lavrov ends his two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council in Salekhard on May 11.
January 31, 2023
Seven Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers are in the first days of January crushing ice along the western sector of the Northern Sea Route and the outlets of the rivers Ob and Yenisei.
January 03, 2023
Canada filed an addendum on Monday to extend its continental shelf in the Arctic, increasing significantly its overlaps with claims by Russia.
December 23, 2022
Foreign military vessels are now required to notify Russia through diplomatic channels three months in advance before sailing north of the Siberia coast between Europe and Asia.
December 01, 2022
A new study predicts that Red King Crab populations will not only grow in size in the near future but will also take up a much larger area in the Barents Sea.
October 17, 2022
With a Soviet-era navy flag and the Russian national navy flag at the mast, Russian officials made their own Navy Day Parade in Norwegian waters at Barentsburg on July 31.
October 15, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upended international Arctic cooperation and there will be “no return to the pre-war reality,” says a report commissioned by the Finnish government.
October 12, 2022
The new Arctic research station has been moored to a 42 square kilometer big ice floe in remote Arctic waters and is now drifting westwards with the sea-ice.
October 04, 2022
1,5 billion rubles are required to modernize infrastructure in the two Russian settlements of Barentsburg and Pyramiden.
September 28, 2022
Iceberg, the design bureau responsible for Russia’s fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers, has unveiled plans for a new series of special purpose vessels to help develop the Arctic regions.
September 14, 2022
The installation that is to be able to drift autonomously for up to two years in thick Arctic sea-ice is on its way to Murmansk as part of its first voyage to the North.
September 02, 2022
Two milestones for Russia’s first icebreaker of the giant Leader-class are reached in August: The first reactor pressure vessel is ready and contract for metal to the bow is signed.
August 30, 2022
A three-year study on the impact of the Soviet Union’s oil usage on Franz Josef Land led scientists to conclude that the USSR’s environmental impacts on the archipelago are insignificant.
August 25, 2022
Russia's newly adopted Marine Doctrine has a high stress on Arctic waters and the shelf north of the country's 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone.
August 17, 2022
The victim, a French tourist, was hospitalised after attacked by a polar bear at Svalbard Monday morning.
August 08, 2022
Dilemma solved: Two containers with food supplies that were stopped on the land border to Norway are now underway towards Svalbard.
July 06, 2022
German icebreaker Polarstern left for a seven-week research trip on Tuesday were scientists will focus on ice and glaciers.
July 02, 2022
Human traces on reindeer antlers suggest that humans have been in the Arctic for over 40,000 years.
June 30, 2022
Rosatom engages the world’s only civilian nuclear-powered cargo vessels for yet another year on voyages between St. Petersburg and Petropavlovsk, but the transportation needs seem to be well below expectations.
June 28, 2022
The Russian Embassy in Oslo warns of a humanitarian emergency at the country’s mining society on Svalbard this coming winter if Norway doesn’t open its land border at Storskog for two containers with seven tons of food supplies from Murmansk.
June 19, 2022
Arctic security was among the top issues discussed at the Northern Group meeting in Reykjavik this week, the member countries’ defence ministers said in a joint statement.
June 10, 2022
The seven western countries on the Arctic Council said Wednesday they will resume work together on some of the forum’s projects, but without Russia.
June 08, 2022
Speed at which permafrost is releasing toxic metal is still being studied.
June 07, 2022
May 28 came with more heat than any day last year at the airport in Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost with scheduled public flights.
June 01, 2022
Nearly 130 of the council’s projects are up in the air, with little desire among member countries to continue cooperating with Russia.
May 27, 2022