Scientists assessed environmental impact on health of Yamal’s residents

At the plenary session of the Scientific Council of the Russian Federation on Human Ecology and Environmental Health, scientists of the Arctic Scientific Research Centre presented a report, assessing an impact of harmful factors of the oil and gas complex on the cytogenetic status of Yamal’s indigenous people.

17 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments   

State Hermitage Museum hosted the Day of Yamal

In St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum hosted the Day of Yamal. The event was dedicated to the 84th anniversary of the region and the 250th anniversary of the Museum.

16 December 2014Arctic-Info 1 comments 

The autumn and winter stage of eco-works ended on the Bely Island

A press conference on results of the autumn and winter stage of environmental works on the Bely Island was held in the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region.

15 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal re-orients reindeer meat supplies to the domestic market

In 2015, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region will supply 250 tonnes of reindeer meat to Europe, while European partners sought for half a million tonnes of venison. The priority will be given to the domestic market.

12 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal sums up the results of work on the region’s birthday

On December 10, on the day of the founding of the region, it hosted a regular meeting of the Government of the region to review the results of the current year.

10 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal turns into the scientific centre of the Arctic

The scientific conference “Development of the Arctic - A new turn in domestic science and innovations” ended in the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region.

8 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal’s Governor: The transport capacity of the Northern Latitudinal Route will average 20 million tonnes of cargo a year

Implementation of the transport project Northern Latitudinal Route with the port of Sabetta at the Northern Sea Route will establish the transport capacity of the Arctic territory at the level of 20 million tonnes of cargo a year.

5 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Yamal’s infrastructure projects will be presented at the Transport Week in Moscow

Dmitry Kobylkin, the Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, will present major transport infrastructure projects of the region at the Transport Week-2014 in Moscow.

4 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

Dmitry Kobylkin: Yamal will not reduce the pace of implementing major infrastructure projects

The geopolitical and economic situation in the world will have an impact on the pace of implementing major infrastructure projects in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, such as the Northern Latitudinal Route, the Yamal LNG, the port of Sabetta.

3 December 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 
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Interesting facts:

The longest journey

of all land mammals is made by reindeer. They cover a distance of up to 5000 km per year. During their spring and fall migrations, deer make long journeys of 19-55 miles a day.



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Russia’s Defense Ministry establishes Arctic Strategic Command

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