Russia invites Arctic Council on icebreaker tour

The nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) at the North Pole in 2013. Here, it brought the Olympic Flame to the North Pole for the first time during the torch relay for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. (Sergei Dolya/AP)
The nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy (50 Years of Victory) at the North Pole in 2013. (Sergei Dolya/The Associated Press)
«We are trying to contribute to international cooperation in this region», Deputy Leader of Russia’s Security Council Yevgeny Lukyanov says as he invites representatives of the Arctic Council to a tour along his country’s easternmost Arctic coast, from Anadyr to Pevek.

The trip will be conducted with icebreaker «50 Years Victory», the Russian Arctic Commission informs in a press release. During the voyage will be held an Arctic Council session. «It will be Russia’s 6th AC session of the kind,»  Lukyanov said during the recent St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The trip is scheduled for late August this year.

The traveling Arctic Council session will be held not far away from the west coast of the U.S., the country which currently chairs the AC. 

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Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer

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