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.→
Sergey Donskoy, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation head, will submit Russia’s request for the Arctic shelf expansion to the Headquarters of the United Nations.→
Russia finalizing new missiles to deploy in Arctic if Sweden joins NATO
Russia is currently finalizing the development of a new generation of missiles that are impregnable to NATO Forces, including air defense systems, which may be placed in Russian Arctic territories if Sweden join NATO. →
Energy minister: Russian companies continue working in Arctic offshore zone
The work of Russian companies in the Arctic offshore zone continues, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said. →
Russian defense minister to inspect Alexandra Land in Arctic
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu will inspect air defense units of the Northern Fleet’s antiaircraft defense division, as well as check the progress of construction of the Arktichesky Trilistnik (Arctic Trefoil) administrative and residential compound on the Alexandra Land Island (Franz-Joseph Land archipelago). →
Russia, China, Finland, Norway, South Korea to discuss Northern Sea Route
Diplomats and top executives of large corporations from Russia, China, Finland, Norway, and South Korea gather in Murmansk today to discuss the prospects for developing and using the Northern Sea Route. →
Norway to double its warships for Russian fleet track
The new FS Marjata IV military intelligence collection ship has become a new addition to the Norwegian Navy and will join NATO missions in the Barents and Norwegian Seas this spring. →
Russian new diesel electric icebreakers to pass “the Northern Sea Route” test
The new diesel electric icebreakers “Vladivostok” and “Murmansk” built at the Vyborg Shipyard will be tested on the Northern Sea Route. →
European High North investment potential remains to rise in the next five years
The combined investment potential for the northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway as well as Murmansk and Arkhangelsk in Russia, is over 195 billion euros, same as last year. New possibilities in the field of bioenergy are emerging, alongside traditional offshore industries. →
Russian Air Force experts to check Arctic ice floes for troops landing
Experts of the Russian Airborne Forces and the Aerospace Forces will check within the next few days places for the landing of troops in the Arctic. →
International expedition in Arctic waters looking for partners
Arctia Ltd. is looking for partners to conduct an international Arctic expedition in the summer of 2017 on board a Finnish icebreaker. →
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.
Russian Skies Light Up: Instagram Shines With Aurora Borealis
Residents and visitors to Russia’s northern capital were treated to a beautiful sight on Thursday as weather conditions allowed for a stunning show of the Northern Lights above St. Petersburg. Generally, the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) is visible close to or above the Arctic Circle, but with the right conditions the atmospheric phenomenon can be spotted in regions further south. In southern latitudes, the same phenomenon is referred to as Aurora Australis.
Giant, flightless birds wandered Canadian Arctic 50 million years ago
More than 50 million years ago, Canada's Arctic was a warm, wet place, home to alligators, giant tortoises and — as it now turns out — giant, flightless birds. A new study by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the University of Colorado Boulder has confirmed that a single fossilized toe bone discovered in the early 1970s on Ellesmere Island in what is now Nunavut belonged to a species called Gastornis.
Arctic Council support sought by environmental groups for heavy fuel oil ban
Environmental groups want the eight countries that ring the North Pole to take a stand on banning the use of heavy fuel oil, considered one of the greatest threats to the Arctic ecosystem.