The Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg has floated out the hull of what will become the world’s largest and most powerful twin-reactor icebreaker, The Arktika.→
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, made a video call ordering first ever loading of oil extracted from the Novoportovskoe oilfield into a tanker. The procedure was carried out using the new terminal called “Vorota Akrtiki”.→
According to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the Northern Sea Route development project requires revision, particularly as regards the tariff policy and orders placemen.→
Pekin-Sabetta-Yamal international flight lands at Sabetta, the Yamal peninsula.→
A new approach will be taken in the framework of the “Social and economic development of Russia’s Arctic zone” governmental program, namely – creation of a series of Arctic “supporting development zones”, says Dmitriy Rogozin, the Russian Government Artic Development Committee chairman.→
Russia will submit a revised application to the United Nations Organization on expanding borders of its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. →
Russian ministry: admission for private companies to Arctic offshore fields not final
The decision to grant access to private companies to the development of Arctic offshore deposits is not final. →
Novatek to prepare Arctic LNG feasibility study by 2018
Novatek plans to prepare the Arctic LNG plant feasibility study at 2017 year-end. →
Yamal LNG project received first €1 bln tranche from Russian banking consortium
Yamal LNG received the first €1 bln tranche within the framework of the loan agreement signed with Sberbank and Gazprombank this April. →
Russia floats out military ice-breaker in St.Petersburg
The Project 21180 diesel-electric lead ice-breaker Ilya Muromets, the first vessel of this class for the domestic Navy in 45 years, was floated out at the Admiralty Wharves Shipyard in St. Petersburg in northwest Russia. →
Russian vice-premier stressed the priority of Arctic projects
Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia should focus on its Arctic projects, which are urgent in any market conditions. →
Food companies to stop expansion cod fishing in Svalbard waters
A number of the world's food industry giants and fishing companies have voluntarily agreed not to expand trawling for cod into previously ice-covered areas of the Barents Sea in the vicinity of the Norwegian Archipelago of Svalbard. →
Russian Northern Fleet takes part in Barents-2016 joint drills
The search and rescue support forces of Russia’s Northern Fleet are taking part in the active phase of the Russian-Norwegian exercise Barents-2016. →
Russian new nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” to be floated out in June
Russia's new Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" will be launched in less than three weeks. →
Russian Helicopters Group to deliver Defense Ministry five new Arctic helicopters
The Russian Defense Ministry will receive five Mil Mi-8AMTSh-VA (Terminator) helicopters in 2016-2017 for operation in the Arctic. →
Northern Corridor Could Boost Canada’s Potential
A vast pathway connecting roads, rail, pipelines, power and communications across northern Canada could bring huge benefits in trade and quality of life, says a new study. We spoke to one of its authors.
These Arctic Sea Free Divers Plunge 100 Feet Below the Ice for Minutes at a Time
At first glance, the appeal may not be obvious. You’re 33 feet underwater beneath a solid roof of ice -- you’ve been holding your breath for three minutes, surrounded by darkness. Somewhere above is the only way out: a 6-foot hole in the vast ice-ceiling. But from down there, you can’t see it.
Enormous Arctic whale spotted in British waters for only the second time in history
A HUGE Arctic whale has been sighted swimming in British waters for only the second time.
Polar bears forced to swim long distances as Arctic ice melts
Scientists are concerned about the discovery that many polar bears in the Canadian Arctic are making marathon swims of several days in search of stable ice as the Beaufort Sea melts with climate change.
NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth
Around the year 2000, Earth's spin axis took an abrupt turn toward the east and is now drifting almost twice as fast as before, at a rate of almost 7 inches (17 centimeters) a year.