Tag Arctic

NATO Keeps Russia & China Cooperation in Arctic as a Threat

Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of Russia, Konstantin Kosachev, said that the words of NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, that cooperation between Beijing and Moscow in the Arctic challenges the interests of the alliance are a direct threat to Russia.  Earlier, NATO Secretary General called the cooperation of Russia and China in the Arctic

Russian Bank Signed Agreements Worth 770 Billion Rubles

The total cost of projects for which the largest investment company in Russia, VEB.RF, signed agreements at the Eastern Economic Forum amounted to about 770 billion rubles, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the company.    “Currently, VEB.RF is considering participating in the financing of 20 projects in the Far East and

Economics | Trading | Business  | 08.06.21

The North Sea Route Revisited – by Paul Goncharoff

In March 2019 I was living and working on Sakhalin. Inspired, I wrote a short piece about the North Sea Route of Russia. The focus was geopolitical rather than business as Russia had just introduced new rules of passage for all foreign ships, including warships and merchant vessels navigating through Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR). 

Recommended | Business | Technology  | 16.04.21

Russian Navy Tested New Camera in Arctic

During the ‘Umka’ exercise in the Arctic, Russian Navy servicemen tested the latest infrared SWIR camera, which is able to “see” through snow and camouflage, TASS reports with reference to the press service of the Shvabe holding which is part of the Rostec state corporation.  It is noted that the camera was developed by specialists

Insight | Around Russia  | 18.01.21

More and More Murmansk Companies Become Arctic Zone Residents

Three more companies from the Murmansk region will receive the status of a resident of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF), according to the Governor of the Murmansk region Andrey Chibis.  “Three more applications from companies in the Murmansk region have been approved for obtaining the status of a resident of the Arctic

Events | Visit  | 18.01.21

WorldSkills Championship Started in Yakutia

The regional competition of professional skills according to WorldSkills standards among reindeer breeders and fishermen has begun in the Nizhnekolymsky region in the north of Yakutia, TASS reports, referring to the methodologist of the Arctic College of the Peoples of the North Khristina Khristenko.  It is noted that the competitions are held in several directions,

Recommended | Insight | Around Russia  | 05.09.20

Siberian Photographer Showed Pictures Made in Arctic

Danil Cherkalin is a self-taught photographer from the Krasnozersky District of the Novosibirsk region. He works as a rural journalist, learns photography, and never uses photo editors in his works, VN.ru reports.   The 25-years-old photographer travels as a volunteer to the Arctic during his vacation. He bravely takes pictures even in dangerous circumstances to show the

Recommended | Insight | Around Russia  | 23.08.20

Russian Schoolchildren Discovered New Island in Arctic

Russian schoolchildren examined satellite images of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago and discovered an unknown island, Tsargrad reports. The Northern Fleet expedition has already confirmed the discovery.  It is reported that the new island is located in the Vilkitsky Bay near the Northern Island of the archipelago. This land area was previously considered a cape, but

Business | Industry  | 01.12.19

Russia Wants Indian Investors to Mine Rare-Earths in Far East

According to Russia’s Far East Investment and Export Agency, Indian companies IREL (Erstwhile Indian Rare Earths Ltd) and KABIL (Khanij Bidesh India Ltd) are looking into rare-earth elements projects in Russia. In New Delhi, the Russian delegation presented projects that could be implemented in the remote Far Eastern region and the Arctic zone. “We’re considering