Compilation: Russia’s increasing investment in the Arctic

In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a Russian solder stands guard as Pansyr-S1 air defense system on the Kotelny Island, part of the New Siberian Islands archipelago located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, Russia. (Vladimir Isachenkov/AP Photo)

Russia has made reaffirming its military presence in the Arctic its top priority amid an intensifying international rivalry over the region that is believed to hold up to one-quarter of the planet's undiscovered oil and gas. The country is also investing heavily in energy infrastructure. Read Eye on the Arctic's reports to learn more...

Russian Navy 2019: Two new submarines, 23 new surface vessels and 480 new kinds of armament

President Putin assembles his top military aides to discuss the development of the Navy and Northern Fleet. As the year draws towards an end, the... Read more...

New ship to handle all nuclear waste from Rosatom’s operations in Russian Arctic

By Thomas Nilsen, The Independent Barents Observer // Thursday, December 5, 2019

Le projet de loi 25 du gouvernement du Nunavut veut rendre l’éducation au territoire bilingue avec la... Read More...

Latest LNG carrier arrives in Arctic Russian port, marks completion of tanker fleet

By Atle Staalesen, The Independent Barents Observer // Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The «Yakov Gakkel» in late November sailed into the Kara Sea with course for the Sabetta LNG terminal in Yamal. About two weeks... Read More...

Experts look at Arctic policies of region’s key players ahead of Halifax Security Forum

By Mathiew Leiser, Eye on the Arctic // Friday, November 22, 2019

The future of the Arctic in an age of global warming will be a major topic at the annual Halifax International Security Forum, which... Read More...


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