Rosneft and Gazprom, jointly with Indian companies, are currently preparing Arctic shelf development projects – says Russian President, Vladimir Putin, after talks with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.→
Currently, there is a vast array of scientific data to substantiate Russia’s application to extend the boundaries of the country’s continental shelf, as reported by Sergei Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. →
Russia needs a comprehensive project for modern competitive development of the Northern Sea Route to stimulate the development of the Arctic territories.→
The Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, presented the annual report on the situation in the autonomous region.→
In August 2015, Russian and Norwegian scientists will for the first time in a decade conduct a census of polar bears in the Russian part of the Arctic.→
In Moscow, the "Arctic - prospects of research, development and development" press conference took place, devoted to the opening of the Arctic Days Festival.→
Works on winter roads are underway on Yamal
Road builders of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region started works on winter roads. The ice crossing over the Ob River is 50% ready. →
Ice sculpture contest ended on Yamal
Results of the XII International Festival of Ice Sculptures - Polar Rhapsody have been summed up. The winner - the composition "Lord of the North" by Latvian sculptors, depicting a mosquito. →
Yamal’s Governor: Our country needs the Northern Latitudinal Route
Yamal’s Governor Dmitry Kobylkin told about future and current strategic projects in the Arctic at a meeting with the mass media. →
Direct election of the Governor cancelled on Yamal
Today members of the Legislative Assembly of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region adopted in the final reading the amendments to the Charter of the region, abolishing the direct election of the Governor, →
The scientific expedition to study the population of musk oxen has ended in Yamal
The scientific expedition to study the population of musk oxen in the Polar-Urals natural park in Priuralsky district of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. →
Yamal topped the rating of socio-political sustainability among the regions
The "Petersburg policy" Fund compiled a rating of socio-political stability of the regions for October 2014. Among the three leaders are Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, Amur Region and Chukotka Autonomous Region. →
Sergey Kharyuchi proposes establishment of a Code for indigenous peoples of the North
There is a need to systematize legislation governing indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Russian Far East. This was stated by the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Sergey Kharyuchi, speaking at the International Arctic Legal Forum in St. Petersburg. →
Dmitry Kobylkin presented the first medal "For preservation of the Arctic"
Today in Salekhard, the Governor of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Dmitry Kobylkin, presented the first medal "For preservation of the Arctic". The award was received by the chief of the Popov Marine Hydrometeorological Station, located on the Bely island, Nikolay Nikonov. →
Support for the indigenous peoples of the North in Yamal received a legislative framework
Stable support for indigenous peoples in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region and preservation of original habitat will be enshrined in law. →
Temperatures in the Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the world
A new report has found that temperatures in the Arctic are not only continuing to rise, but they're rising faster than in the rest of the world as the region is caught in a vicious cycle of warming.
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Denmark files first official claim on North Pole
Denmark filed an official claim on the North Pole, making it the first country to do so. The submission, filed by both Denmark and Greenland on Monday with the United Nations, was authorized by the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Largest ever protected habitat proposed for Arctic ringed seals
Shrinking sea ice is wreaking havoc on Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida), which live throughout the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. The seals live in and beneath the ice and even birth and nurse atop it. Now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed designating a vast area—more than 906,000 square kilometers—off Alaska as protected habitat for the seals.
Russia’s Defense Ministry establishes Arctic Strategic Command
According to the source in the ministry, the force groupings of the new command have been already formed on Russia’s insular territories in the Arctic, including the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago.
Sights, sounds and smells of the 17th century a key part of the Manitoba Museum
It's not just the sight of a 17th-century ship, standing erect indoors, that strikes visitors to the Nonsuch gallery in the Manitoba Museum. Other senses are engaged as well — the piped-in sound of waves, the smell of old rope and wood, and even seaside-worthy sticky humidity, very much at odds with the dry Prairie weather. The gallery transports visitors to another time and place — a key moment in the development of what would become Western Canada.