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.

25 November 2014Arctic-Info 2 comments 

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.

24 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

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.

21 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

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,

19 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

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.

18 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments   

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.

17 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

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.

14 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 

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.

11 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments   

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.

10 November 2014Arctic-Info 0 comments 
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