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Following Putin's highlighting of the Northern Latitudinal Passage in his recent address to the nation, the major railway project might get a boost.
June 10, 2021
Snowflake-2 science research station will be a five-domes construction to house year-round environmental monitoring and education.
June 10, 2021
The pool brings sport, comfort and joy to Arctic military men serving about as far north as you can get.
June 03, 2021
The Russian telecommunications company says it will review plans to lay a 10,000 km long fiber-optic cable from Kirkenes, Norway, to Japan.
May 28, 2021
After a topsy turvy two years for the Arctic community that saw it navigate everything from a global pandemic and antagonism from the previous U.S. administration over climate change, to the amplifying of tensions between Russia and the West, the Arctic Council returned to form on Thursday, with all eight foreign ministers signing a joint declaration and touting the importance of dialogue and cooperation in the North.
May 20, 2021
The foreign ministers of all eight Arctic countries are gathering in Reykjavik for the Arctic Council ministerial on May 20, a meeting many hope will help turn the page on the last four years of U.S. climate drama within the forum.
May 20, 2021
Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken have agreed to meet on the sidelines of next week’s Arctic Council meeting, the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a Russian-language news release on Wednesday.
May 14, 2021
But we will call for resumption of annual meetings between leaders of the Arctic countries' general staffs, says Russia's Arctic Ambassador Nikolai Kurchunov.
May 13, 2021
Iceland, the current chair of the Arctic Council, is getting ready to hand the gavel over to Russia next week, as it prepares for the international forum’s ministerial.
May 10, 2021
At its 25th anniversary, the ministerial meeting on May 20 will seek to outline a strategy for the Arctic Council in times of dramatic climate changes.
May 07, 2021
36 satellites by British communication company OneWeb were successfully placed in orbit late Sunday evening by a Soyuz rocket from Russia's Vostochny cosmodrome.
April 26, 2021
No Russian company wanted to build a floating dock for the country's fleet of nuclear powered icebreakers. Instead, the contract has ended up in a corporate wrangle between a Chinese and Turkish yard.
April 23, 2021
The conference will be closely linked to the country's chairmanship period in the Arctic Council, the Russian Government informs.
April 22, 2021
In a hall packed with people without face masks, the President highlighted problems triggered by the coronavirus. Infrastructure was high on the agenda, and Putin made clear that it is time to build the Northern Latitudinal Passage.
April 21, 2021
Efforts to limit the consequences of climate crises will likely top the agenda as the eight Arctic nations, permanent participants and observers meet next month.
April 21, 2021
The Russian Geographical Society proposes a series of initiatives for the country's upcoming chairmanship period in the Arctic Council, including a historical circumpolar voyage and a meeting on the North Pole.
April 16, 2021
As Russia increasingly advertises the Northern Sea Route (NSR) as a viable transportation option, three doubts anchor themselves in the international community: high costs of transportation, environmental damage, and disappointing statistics of the route’s demand.
April 05, 2021
Five governors propose to establish a Big Northern Sea Route that stretches from St.Petersburg to Vladivostok.
April 01, 2021
The serious troubles in the Arctic tourism industry is not the reason why we sell our assets, the Norwegian cruise ship and adventure company underlines.
March 31, 2021
This new Arctic containership can manage year-around sailing along Russia's Northern Sea Route and is in the current market situation only slightly more costly than the much larger Suez Canal open water vessels.
March 26, 2021
With ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions worldwide, the Arctic Council has decided on a hybrid event for the upcoming ministerial in May.
March 22, 2021
COVID-19 travel restrictions make it impossible to carry out planned tours to the ice camp, supposed to be built on the ice at 89 degrees north.
March 18, 2021
Nornickel has cashed out an unprecedented fine for its spill of 21,000 tons of diesel oil into wetlands and rivers of far northern peninsula Taymyr.
March 11, 2021
Leader of the company's Northern Sea Route Directorate says three powerful nuclear icebreakers will be able to keep the whole Arctic shipping corridor open through the winter and spring season. Previously, the company insisted it needed six vessels for the job.
March 10, 2021
The Sami Parliament in Finland has decided more time is needed to prepare for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission saying COVID-19 has slowed work considerably.
February 23, 2021