Volunteers from Around the World Will Gather in Russia

The 3rd Forum-Festival ‘The Arctic. The Ice Has Broken’ will be held in Arkhangelsk, Russia from 30 May to 3 June next year.

According to the press service of the Clean Arctic project [Chistaya Arktika project], the forum will welcome guests from the BRICS countries, as well as from other friendly (to Russia) countries.

The forum aims to gather volunteers from all over Russia and our friendly countries and show them the beauty and possibilities of this territory. Besides, after they participate in the clean-up of the area, they will receive the symbolic status of Arctic Ambassador, leader of the Clean Arctic's Project Office said.

Representatives of all Russian regions, as well as volunteers from the BRICS countries, Mongolia, Bolivia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Slovakia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will take part in the forum. For three days, volunteers will discuss issues of Arctic development and formulate proposals to improve the comfort of living in key settlements. Besides, the volunteers will take part in the Arctic night clean-up.

The Year of Ecology is coming to an end in Arkhangelsk, and I can say that within the framework of the Clean Arctic project alone, we conducted three clean-ups. […] We will definitely find an interesting location for forum participants as well. At this time, we have white nights [also known as the midnight sun], so it is possible to work at any time, Minister of Natural Resources and Timber Industry of the Arkhangelsk Region said.

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The 3rd Forum-Festival ‘The Arctic. The Ice Has Broken’ will be organised by the Clean Arctic public environmental project with support provided by the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic and the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region.

The Clean Arctic project  is a large-scale project to clean up Russia’s Arctic territory from waste and rubbish accumulated since Soviet times. It was launched in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia in August 2021 in the village of Tiksi, Bulunsky District. Later on, the project was extended to other Arctic districts located in the region.