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. →
The presentation of Russia’s bid for the expantion of its continental shelf boundaries in the Arctic Ocean to the UN Commission is scheduled for February 9.→
Global Affairs Canada head Stephane Dion thinks his country and Russia have common interests.→
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 Sea Route losing attractiveness for investment because of oil prices
Falling oil prices have reduced the investment attractiveness of the shipping route lying along Russia’s Arctic coast - often referred to as the Northern Sea Route. →
Russia to continue cooperating in Arctic with other countries
According to Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador-at-Large, senior official at the Arctic Council Vladimir Barbin, Russia continues cooperating with other countries in the Arctic region despite a global politics situation. →
Arctic economic development conference to be held in St. Petersburg
The conference on economic development of the Arctic Region will be staged for the first time at the St. Petersburg International Economic Fund (SPIEF). →
US Army to host first Arctic drills in Alaska
The Arctic Anvil drills will take place in Alaska for the first time this year, with soldiers arriving in early June and many remaining through August. →
Canadian students learn polar bear research techniques at zoo school
Students from five high schools in Winnipeg got first-hand experience using digital imaging technology to study Arctic animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo. →
Rosneft CEO holds talks with Japanese Prime Minister about LNG projects
Russian Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, discussing joint projects on extraction and processing of hydrocarbons. →
Russia building several icebreakers for Northern Fleet
According to Minister of Industry Denis Manturov, Russian shipyards are already building several icebreakers to operate on the Northern Sea Route (NSR). →
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.
Vikings Striking: Norway to Double Its Warships to Track Russian Fleet
The new FS Marjata IV military intelligence collection ship has become a new addition to the Norwegian Navy and will join NATO reconnaissance missions in the Barents and Norwegian Seas this spring, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported.