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The Arctic zone today

What is the Russian Arctic zone?

The Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation (AZRF) is the northern end of the European and Asian parts of the Russian Federation, located along the shores of the seas in the Arctic Ocean: Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi. It is Russia's longest maritime boundary.

About the Arctic Investor
2,5 million

Population of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation

5 million sq. km

Total space occupied by Russian dominions in the Arctic

9 regions

Making up the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation

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Northeast Passage

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The North keeps its treasures under a layer of ice and snow
NEP cargo shipping volumes in 2019
31,5 mln t
Plans to grow cargo shipping volumes by 2024
80 mln t
NEP cargo shipping volumes to reach by 2035
160 mln t


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21 April 2022 New AZRF Resident in Chukotka to Invest Over 150 Billion Rubles and Employ About 650 People

The resident is implementing a project to supply power to the Baimsky Mining and Processing Plant, which is being built in the Chukotka advanced special economic zone, using modernised floating power units.

20 April 2022 Northern Sea Route: Fast, Reliable, Predictable and Profitable

Alexey Chekunkov, the head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, has delivered a report on the development of the Northern Sea Route before the Federation Council.

19 April 2022 New AZRF Resident to Clear Yakut Arctic of Garbage and Scrap Metal

The collected scrap will be taken to steel mills for further processing.

14 April 2022 Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology prepared eight oil and gas areas in the Arctic for licencing

The areas in question include sites in the Gulf of Ob and the Yenisei Bay.

14 April 2022 Vladimir Putin called for more active involvement of extra-regional states in the Arctic

The president of the Russian Federation emphasised that Russia is open for joint work with all interested partners.

13 April 2022 Vladimir Putin instructed to approve the consolidated development plan for the North Sea Route until 2035

The President of the Russian Federation asked to specify the investment projects and obligations of cargo shippers in terms of volumes in the plan.



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