Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia is beginning "Arctic industrialization" with the large-scale Arctic exploration.→
Russian paratroop subdivisions have successfully landed on a drifting ice block in the Arctic Ocean. →
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a provision on the state commission on Arctic development issues and approved its composition.→
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered to put the Northern Fleet, certain units of airborne forces and the Western Military District on full combat alert as part of snap checks.→
The Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Kobylkin and the Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun signed a protocol on implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between the regions in 2015-2016.→
The visiting intersessional meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues takes place in the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. →
Barents regional governors call to develop the Northern Sea Route
Both Arkhangelsk Governor Igor Orlov and the leader of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug Igor Koshin give top priority to the development of the Northern Sea Route, the Arctic shipping lane between Europe and Asia. →
Arctic exploration offers US and Russia new opportunities to cooperate
Russia and the United States may continue the bilateral cooperation through opportunities in the Arctic, said Derek Norberg, Executive Director of the “Russian American Pacific Partnership” forum. →
Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft system for Arctic to be developed
KBP Instrument Design Bureau to develop a special tracked version of its Pantsir (SA-22 Greyhound) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and missile system for use in Russian Arctic zone. →
The Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine with 16 Bulava missiles combat ready — TASS
Defense Ministry source informed TASS that the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine, the second Borei-class vessel, has entered service with the Russian Navy forces. →
Russian officers inspected Armed Forces in Norway
Russian Army officers inspected military camps in Northern Norway according to the Vienna agreement of 2011. →
Rosneft expedition to explore Arctic ice
Expedition ''Kara-Winter 2015'', organized by the oil giant Rosneft, left from the city of Murmansk to study the surface ice in the Arctic, accompanied by the icebreaker Yamal. →
Pentagon wants Canada to install upgraded missile sensors in Arctic
The United States plans to ask Canada to install a new missile sensor system in the Arctic region in order to upgrade old sensors and be able to detect multiple types of missile threats. →
Russia’s Defense Ministry rejects possibility of collision between trawler and submarine
The Russian Defense Ministry rejected the media reports that the Russian trawler tragedy in the Sea of Okhotsk was caused by a collision with a submarine. →
Arctic Ship Breaks Free of Ice for Historic Expedition
A Norwegian research vessel will spend six months on the sea ice to study the changing Arctic.
Forest tree seeds arrive at Svalbard's 'Doomsday vault'
The Svalbard "doomsday" vault - widely known for protecting global food crop seeds - has accepted its first delivery of forest tree species seeds.
Japan’s Robear: strength of a robot, face of a bear
Forget the frightening androids of dystopian sci-fi, the future of robots is cute polar bears that can lift elderly people into and out of bed.
Agency eyes Alaska city for deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A historic Alaska gold-mining city could be the first place where the federal government invests in a deep-water port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.
Sanctions don’t bar oil-service giants bidding in Arctic
U.S. and European suppliers to the oil industry are still able to seek work in Russia’s Arctic despite sanctions designed to limit their involvement because the rules don’t apply to foreign subsidiaries.