FACT OF THE DAY

4 261 m. Flag of Russia standing at this depth is in the Arctic Ocean. This flag was set by deep-sea vehicle «Mir-1» in 2007.


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Igor Sechin, Rosneft’s chief executive and a close ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin, said earlier this month that the company could invest $400bn in the Arctic in the next 15 years.



Russia and South Korea will hold joint study of the Northern Sea Route
03/04/2015

Russia and South Korea will hold joint study of the Northern Sea Route


Russian-Korean research center will be opened in Vladivistok in Summer 2015 for projects in the sphere of shipbuilding, navigation and the study of the Arctic.
Arctic summit in Moscow
02/18/2015

Arctic summit in Moscow


On February 24, Moscow will host the II International Investment Summit Arctic Development, whose theme is "Nanotechnology, the military-industrial complex and the Arctic as a national idea.
Airport Sabetta took the first passenger aircraft
02/12/2015

Airport Sabetta took the first passenger aircraft


The first regular flight Novy Urengoy-Sabetta was carried out by the airline "Yamal" .On board were 138 passengers.
"Rosneft" will invest in the Arctic 500 billion
02/08/2015

"Rosneft" will invest in the Arctic 500 billion


The Russian Youth Forum "The Arctic Expedition" Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that in the next 20-25 years "Rosneft" plans to invest in the development of the Arctic about 500 billion dollars and will create about 300 thousand jobs.
A new airport will build on the Franz Josef Land
02/06/2015

A new airport will build on the Franz Josef Land


This year, the archipelago will begin construction of a new airport, which will be located in the vicinity of the military camp Nagurskoe, on the island of Alexandra Land.
"Rosneft" plans to drill two wells in 2016
02/05/2015

"Rosneft" plans to drill two wells in 2016


During the meeting with Vladimir Putin, Igor Sechin discussed the prospects of drilling in the Arctic shelf. In 2016, "Rosneft" together with the Norwegian company Statoil plans to drill two exploration wells.
Nenets writer Anna Nerkagi nominated for Nobel Prize
02/04/2015

Nenets writer Anna Nerkagi nominated for Nobel Prize


Ural Federal University proposed Nenets writer Anna Nerkagi the Nobel Prize for Literature.
New russian icebreakers will be delivered on time
02/04/2015

New russian icebreakers will be delivered on time


CEO of Rosatomflot stated that difficult economic situation does not affect the timing of construction of new nuclear icebreakers.
Rosneft plans to conduct exploration in the waters of the Pechora Sea during summer and autumn 2015 navigation season
12/30/2014

Rosneft plans to conduct exploration in the waters of the Pechora Sea during summer and autumn 2015 navigation season


The research program includes the study of the geological structure of the region to prepare for exploratory drilling sites, looking for oil and gas production.
On New Year’s Eve wireless bridge will connect the North and the South Poles
12/29/2014

On New Year’s Eve wireless bridge will connect the North and the South Poles


Members of the All-Russian Union of Entrepreneurs “Leaders Club” expedition in Antarctica are planning to hold sessions of radio communication with the icebreakers in the waters of the Arctic
A polar explorer, a meteorologist, a specialist in the North Pole, Vyacheslav Korotki became a central figure of The New Yorker story
12/26/2014

A polar explorer, a meteorologist, a specialist in the North Pole, Vyacheslav Korotki became a central figure of The New Yorker story


The past thirty years he has spent on Russian ships, now he lives in Khodovarikha – an Arctic outpost on a peninsula in the Barents Sea, where he measures the temperatures, the snowfall, the winds.
WWF Russia has started fundraising campaign for the study of Atlantic walrus at Nenets Autonomous Area
12/26/2014

WWF Russia has started fundraising campaign for the study of Atlantic walrus at Nenets Autonomous Area


Money, raised through SMS-marathon, will help in the study of Atlantic walrus, one of the most vulnerable animals in the Russian Arctic.
Specialists of the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s predict the stability ofRussian oil and gas sector
12/25/2014

Specialists of the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s predict the stability ofRussian oil and gas sector


At the conference “Russia in new economical realias” agency noted that in the long term stability will be reached due to the ruble weakening and tax maneuver.
The underwater Arctic world might become available on Google maps
12/23/2014

The underwater Arctic world might become available on Google maps


Google will possibly join the exploration of underwater areas in Russian Arctic territories.
“Archipelago” exhibition, dedicated to the nature and history of Novaya Zemlya archipelago’s exploration, was opened in Arkhangelsk
12/17/2014

“Archipelago” exhibition, dedicated to the nature and history of Novaya Zemlya archipelago’s exploration, was opened in Arkhangelsk


The exposition was created by staff of Russian Arctic National Park and honored artist of Russia Alexei Grigoriev.
Legendary polar station “North Pole” is back!
12/15/2014

Legendary polar station “North Pole” is back!


Russia is planning to resume operation of the drifting arctic station “North Pole” in February-March of 2015.
“North World” will be created in Yakutia
11/20/2014

“North World” will be created in Yakutia


This is a special economic zone of touristic-recreational type.
Polar bears will be counted in the Russian part of Arctic
11/17/2014

Polar bears will be counted in the Russian part of Arctic


In August 2015 Russian and Norwegian scientists will conduct a census of polar bears.
The Polar Code for Mariners was adopted by IMO
11/14/2014

The Polar Code for Mariners was adopted by IMO


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the Polar Code to improve safety for ships in the Arctic.
The virtual Arctic tour
11/11/2014

The virtual Arctic tour


National Park “Russia Arctic” introduced a virtual tour of preserved areas.