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The basic works on construction of objects for combat duty and accommodation of personnel at the Arctic border of Russia is over, have informed "Izvestia" in the Ministry of Defence. Currently, the ongoing construction and development of technical positions, Park and storage areas. The construction of facilities for accommodation of military units in the Arctic is about to end in Rogachevo, Novaya Zemlya archipelago and on the Islands of Alexandra Land archipelago Franz-Joseph, the Middle archipelago Severnaya Zemlya, Kotelny in the archipelago of the Novosibirsk Islands, Wrangel island and Cape Schmidt.Over the past two years in the Arctic area for…
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the Federal law on the rules of circulation of foreign tourist vessels in the internal waters and territorial sea of Russia, according to which they will have to notify the routes in the Arctic and the Far EastAccording to the law, posted on the official portal of legal information, ships under the flag of a foreign state with passengers-tourists, who come to one or more ports and it does not take on Board other passengers and cargo, after customs and border control can float in the internal seas and territorial sea of Russia.…
Russian scientists will study the impact of global warming on the Arctic during starting on Monday of the expedition to the Bely island in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district. This was reported by the correspondent of TASS Director of the Russian centre of Arctic exploration Vladimir Pushkarev. "The expedition went to the White island, among whose members are experts in different institutes, one of the research will be to study the impact of global warming on the Arctic. The study of climate change requires a systematic approach to monitoring sites where scientists receive scientific data based on the analysis of various…
he Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MinPrirody) is waiting for a positive U.N. response to Russia’s bid for the Arctic Continental Shelf, the ministry’s head Sergey Donskoi said. "This year, we have submitted an adjusted bid in which we proved the continental nature of the Lomonosov Ridge, the Mendeleyev Elevation, the Chukchi high plain… We have prepared rationalizing materials, which prove the continental nature of these geographical objects… The bid is the quintessence of the work, which has been done over the past 13 years in Russia and abroad," Russian minister of natural resources and environment said adding…
Russia will submit a revised application to the United Nations Organization on expanding borders of its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean. Russian minister of natural resources and ecology Sergey Donskoy will make a presentation for members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) which is currently holding its 40th session, TASS reports. Before his trip to New York, Donskoy said that Russia has all chances to get a positive result. At the same time, he said the decision will most likely not be made fast because Russia claims a vast part of the seabed with…
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 00:00

Lavrov: Russia open for joint projects in Arctic zone

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Russia is ready for jointly implementing large-scale projects in Russian Arctic zone, including the development of oil and gas fields, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "We are open to joint implementation of large-scale projects in the region, including in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation," Lavrov said in the article on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council that consists of Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. "This refers, in particular, to the development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit…
The great interest of local media outlets last week have caused the interview of special representative of the President of the United States for the Arctic Admiral Robert Papp, who made several significant statements.From his words follows, that the U.S. does not consider actual competition for the Arctic riches and do not intend to participate, because America has enough energy resources, but at current oil prices, the development of Arctic projects unprofitable.In addition, the special representative of the President of the United States in the Arctic said that expanding Russia's military presence in the region threatens the national security of…
In the North of Norway, the migrants went on hunger strike in protest against their expulsion from the country.It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Norwegian broadcaster NRK.About 70 refugees were brought from camps, located throughout Norway, in the province of Finnmark, bordering with Russia, for the further deportation from the country.Migrants denied right to stay in the Kingdom, but the refugees claim that they do not understand the reasons for the refusal and outraged by the attitude of the Norwegian authorities.In the words of one refugee Rami Haddad, when they were taken from the camps, they were…
The authorities of Yakutia offer to include in the Arctic zone of Russia another eight districts of the Republic.It comes Abyysk, verkhnekolymsky, Verkhoyansk, Zhigansky, Momscom, Olenek, Srednekolymsk and Eveno-Bytantayskiy areas. They are all located North of the border of the Arctic and wholly or partially located behind the line of the Arctic circle.Currently, according to the decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On the land territories of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation", the composition of the Arctic zone is the five regions of the Republic – allaikhovskiy, Anabarsky, Bulunsky, Nizhnekolymsky and Ust-Jansky.According to the constant representative…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Russia and Norway discussed bilateral relations

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On the eve of the first Deputy foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and Ambassador of Norway Leidulv Mamtvedt discussed the prospects of development of Russian-Norwegian relations.Country representatives discussed the aspects of practical cooperation in key areas.The sides also discussed cooperation in regional formats in Northern Europe and the Arctic, as well as pressing international issues.The diplomats also signed a Protocol on amendments to the Annex to the agreement of 2010. Diplomats signed the document extends the term of that agreement for the entire Norwegian village of Neiden, MFA of Russia.
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:00

Norway has sent to Russia the first batch of refugees

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The group of 13 migrants was sent by bus from Finnmark to Murmansk.According to the new amendments to the Norwegian immigration law, none of the refugees can not count on asylum in the country.The Norwegians intend to deliver a failed refugee buses in Nickel and Murmansk, and to give them about $100, which should be enough for tickets to Moscow.And here in the night of Wednesday, January 20, 13 people, which Norway has denied asylum, sent by bus from Finnmark to the Russian Murmansk.Civilian police car should be in front of the bus, two Norwegian police vehicle at the rear.…
At the meeting in Arkhangelsk region Governor Igor Orlov and the head of the NAO Igor Koshin have analyzed the situation in the adjoining regions and the measures that must be taken to preserve the revenues of regional budgets.Governors also discussed the performance of the contract on the transfer of authority from the district area, which was signed in June 2014. The agreement allows the regions to balance interests. NAO has the ability to create development plans for the future, to attract Federal funds in construction, education and other areas. Pomerania excludes the cost of implementing powers from the regional…
A proposal for the extension of the continental shelf in the Arctic in the headquarters of the UN will be represented by Minister of natural resources and environment Sergey Donskoy."Presentation is scheduled on 9 February, I'm going there, - in new York, is to present the application form together with colleagues", - quotes the Minister RIA "Novosti".That the UN Commission in February 2016 plans to review Russia's application for the extension of the continental shelf in the Arctic, the don stated in December of last year. Then he said that he intends to personally participate in the presentation, and expressed…
Over the past two years relations between Russia and Canada have been artificially complicated, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia hopes for positive changes in this issue.Such statement in a course a press-conferences was made by the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov."We have very good, longstanding relationship. Canada is an influential, respected member of the international relations, we have largely common goals and overlapping interests in terms of Arctic exploration and the cooperation in Northern latitudes", - RIA Novosti reports the words of the Minister.The last two years in relations of Russia and Canada, according to Lavrov, "has been…
Construction of military facilities on the archipelago Franz-Joseph, New Land, Severnaya Zemlya and new Siberian Islands.In the context of creating the Arctic infrastructure providing activity of military forces, the Arctic Islands completes the unique construction of administrative and residential complexes. Creates the necessary conditions for the life of servicemen. This was stated at a meeting of the Board of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation defense Minister Sergei Shoigu."The work on the formation of connections and military units of the Northern fleet in the Arctic and the infrastructure is carried out in the framework of implementation of decrees…
The Minister of natural resources and ecology of RF Sergey Donskoy will present to the UN a proposal for the extension of the Arctic shelf.The presentation of the application of Russia for the extension of the limits of the continental shelf in the Arctic ocean to the UN Commission appointed on 9 February. This was stated yesterday at the permanent mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations.We will remind, Russia has applied to the UN Commission on the limits of the continental shelf on 3 August 2015. The Ministry plans to attach the Lomonosov ridge and other areas…
EMERCOM of Russia plans to use robotic divers for rescue operations in the Arctic latitudes.According to the press service of the Ministry, their achievements in this area, the MOE will present at the scientific-practical conference "the Arctic — territory of security", held from 17 to 19 February in the Arctic rescue training and research center "Vytegra" in the Vologda region, reports RIA Novosti.For the conference participants prepared a demo program of carrying out underwater rescue and other work in Arctic conditions. Experts of the diving service of EMERCOM of Russia studying the organization and execution of works on the rise-descent…