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The Arctic zone today

The total land area of the Russian Arctic is about 5 million square kilometres.

Over 2.5 million people live in this area. It makes up around 40% of the entire population of the Arctic.

The Arctic zone of Russia forms a fifth of the federal budget revenues.


9 regions, including 4 entire Russian federal subjects: Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Murmansk Region.

45 municipal entities of 5 Russian federal subjects: Republic of Karelia, Komi Republic, Arkhangelsk Region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

83% of natural gas

produced in Russia

17% of oil

produced in Russia

17% of all oil produced in Russia comes from the Arctic region. Plans are to bring this figure up to 25% by 2035.
By 2035, the volume of production of liquefied natural gas in the Russian Arctic will exceed 90 million tons.
26 million tons of cargo were shipped via the Northeast Passage in 2019. Cargo shipping volumes are set to reach 150 million tons by 2035.
The annual volume of investments in the environmental protection and management in the Russian Arctic zone will increase by 4 times by 2035.
Salaries in the Arctic are 1.6 times higher than the Russian average. The goal is to create over 200 thousand jobs with more attractive employment terms by 2035.
By 2030, 100% of households will have broadband Internet connection.

State Arctic policy

On 13 July 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the array of federal laws on the system of preferences in the Arctic. The array prepared by the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic includes the Federal Law 'On State Support of Entrepreneurship in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation', amendments to Part Two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation related to the adoption thereof and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation.

Foundations of the Russian national policy in the Arctic until 2035

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