Arctic Tourism: From Canada to Russia

The Arctic Region is one of the last remaining frontiers of mass tourism. What can we see there and where we can go?

03 / 05 / 2024
Towards Arctic Cooperation with India

Russian-Indian relations are based on a long political experience and respect for mutual interests in different foreign policy issues. Today new promising approach is opening up – deep cooperation in the Arctic

19 / 04 / 2024
Gas Decade Instead of Gas Age?

In the beginning of April, Europe officially finished the heating season and began pumping gas into underground storage facilities. Despite heightened geopolitical uncertainty, sanctions apparently somehow managed to circumvent the issues of Russian LNG supplies to Europe. In March, Russia supplied 2.15 billion cubic meters LNG to the European Union, this is the second highest supply volume rate following the United States. Does LNG have a potential to build a bridge in Russia-Europe relations? Still premature to have that discussion, but obviously LNG fares better than pipeline gas.

15 / 04 / 2024
Green Energy Transition Possible? Some Arctic Expertise Observations

3rd Sino-Russia Arctic School Human Impact on Arctic Ecosystems: Increasing Need for Proper Arctic Governance successfully summed up the results

11 / 04 / 2024
Prospects for Scientific Cooperation With Russia

Russia has accumulated impressive scientific experience and developed infrastructure spread over half of the Arctic area. There are promising projects of cooperation with Russia that are important both for Arctic and non-Arctic states

02 / 04 / 2024
BRICS and Indo-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

Since the Arctic is of great geoeconomic and geopolitical importance for both Russia and India, the question arises, to what extent will Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship help these two countries in expanding cooperation between them in the Arctic?

28 / 03 / 2024
The Arctic Council: in From the Cold?

The gradual resumption of virtual Working Group meetings will be the first working-level meetings to take place since March 2022. What are the prospects for restoring work in the Arctic Council?

25 / 03 / 2024
A New Impetus: India Pushes Its Arctic Engagement Forward

It took two years following the emergence of India's Arctic Policy for the world expert community to understand the special emphasis on the Himalayas – the third pole – and polar studies, and in what way Indian scientific expertise may help scientific advancements in the Arctic.

14 / 03 / 2024
NATO's Scandinavian Klondike: Implications for the Swedes and the Rest of the World

For the Western allies, access to Sweden’s defense industry is a lifeline in a situation of being almost exhausted to replenish limping stockpiles in Ukraine. It seems to be Scandinavian Klondike for NATO running into harsh geopolitical realities.

01 / 03 / 2024
Pan-Arctic Science: Frozen of Broken?

Russia’s unilateral decision to suspend annual payments to the Arctic Council Secretariat has sparked debate on how the international community should perceive and explain such a form of political behavior: either a symbolic gesture, signalling that the current working arrangements in the Arctic Council are not enough, or a deliberate demonstration that Russia is ready to get closer to China, up to the prospect of the West losing control over the Arctic.

21 / 02 / 2024
A New Iron Curtain on the Border with Russia. Whether Return to Good Neighbourhood Possible?

Dr Valery Shlyamin, Former Trade Representative of Russia in Finland - The Arctic Century Interview

19 / 02 / 2024
The Specifics of Arctic Regional Policy: A Case of Russian Karelia

The Republic of Karelia spans almost 11% of the Northwestern Russia's land area, covering 180,520 square kilometers. In geo-economic and cultural terms, it falls within the ambit known as the European North of Russia. Notably, about 38% of the republic's northern territories belong to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.

14 / 02 / 2024
Russia Walks Away From the UNCLOS?

Within the first two weeks of the new year, a number of Western media and think-tanks disseminated information about Russia’s possible denunciation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). At first glance, it seemed that the West intended to “prick” Russia, twisting news feeds and hinting to upcoming changes in the legislative framework.

02 / 02 / 2024
We Can Trust the Leadership of the Country We Cooperate With

On the occasion of Russian Student Day the Russian leader touched upon Russia-India relations, the progress made and plans for the future. The prospects for cooperation look quite positive, ranging from the development of soft power initiatives to plans for peaceful nuclear energy. At the same time, this might be feasible given overcoming of some infrastructural limitations.

29 / 01 / 2024
What to Know About Managing Ice Conditions in the Russian Arctic?

Facing climate change and increasing economic activity in the Arctic, ice management is becoming one of the key factors ensuring safe and efficient maritime operations

29 / 12 / 2023
The Arktikugol Trust: Past, Present and Future in Svalbard

The Arktikugol Trust, a Russian state-owned coal mining company operating in Svalbard, Norway, was interviewed by The Arctic Century

28 / 12 / 2023
Bright Arctic "Stars"

Although tufted puffins, also known as crested, are not an endangered species in the Arctic, they are experiencing population declines in some parts of their distribution

27 / 12 / 2023
A Step Towards Understanding Russian Environmental Policy 

The Soviet Union’s emphasis on heavy industrial development and blatant disregard for the environment has left Russia facing numerous environmental problems. In early Soviet times, the natural environment was considered the background of industrialization, which unambiguously depicted a poster Smoke of Chimneys is The Breath of Soviet Russia

01 / 12 / 2023
Disappointing Results of Nearly Thirty Years of EU-Sápmi Relations

The Indigenous Peoples' rights that the EU advocates and the real rights of the Sámi are different?

14 / 09 / 2023
The Bering or Dezhnev Strait? The First in the Arctic

In summer, 1648, Russian Cossack Semyon Dezhnev set out on the main journey of his life

11 / 09 / 2023
Russia and Italy: Joint Past, Present and Future in the Arctic

Italian and Russian experts in the field of polar research still highly appreciate the prospects of international cooperation between the two countries in the Arctic

07 / 08 / 2023
Green Energy Projects in Northwest Russia, Part of Russia's Arctic Zone

Ecology, green energy and the transition to renewable energy sources have become extremely popular topics in society. This is a trend for Western countries, but for Russia, it is a novelty and a potential development trajectory.

07 / 08 / 2023
Permafrost Zone is Being Developed with the Help of the Latest Technical Developments

Permafrost covers 65% of Russia’s territory. Despite the name, these territories contain the richest natural resources in the country

07 / 08 / 2023