Today, August 3, the crews of two anti-submarine aircraft Il-38 airbase Association of the air force and air defense of the Northern fleet performed a planned flight to obtain information about the ice situation in the Barents sea and the Arctic ocean.
The participants of the ninth Chinese Arctic scientific expedition on Friday on Board the research vessel "Xuelong" will go from Shanghai to the North pole. This became known at a press conference of the Chinese center for polar research.
The government of the Russian Federation has submitted to the State Duma a bill aimed at developing cruise tourism in the Arctic and the Far East, follows from the database of the lower house of parliament.
The appearance at the disposal of Russia of promising icebreakers necessitates the creation of new vessels.
The university of the Arctic will develop the program of the academic mobility for students of institutions of professional education from Russia and Norway which study reindeer breeding. The corresponding agreement is reached between the authorities of Yakutia and the University of the Arctic, the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the region Mikhail Prisyazhny has told.
The St. Petersburg ship-building enterprise "Admiralty Shipyards" will be engaged in construction of the self-moving platform "North Pole" intended for researches and monitoring of the environment in the conditions of the Arctic. As writes bmpd, at the end of March of the current year the Government of the Russian Federation has approved the program of construction of the platform and has allocated 6,9 billion rubles for these purposes.
Xi Jinping's administration has accurately designated intentions of China to expand influence in the Arctic and to strengthen sea positions in the Arctic Ocean, having for the first time published the White book on policy in this region.
Northern regions are severe climatic conditions, extreme temperatures and inaccessibility of some places. In Russia such territories are understood as Far North, Yamal and some more regions.
Ice pilots of the Arkhangelsk branch Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport Sergey Fokin and Alexander Silimyankin have executed ice pilot conducting on Northern Sea Route Route of the Eduard Toll gas tanker (a flag of the Bahamas) going from seaport Nakhodka in seaport Sabetta.
Recently Public oceanographic administration and National committee on development and reforms have issued joint "The concept of sea cooperation in construction "Belts and ways" (further — "Concept").
The State Duma of the Russian Federation at a meeting on Wednesday has adopted in the final, third reading the bill of the exclusive right of vessels under the Russian flag on transportation of hydrocarbons across the Northern Sea Route (NSR).
Summing up doesn't make sense without understanding of prospect. In the end of the year the president has made a number of statements which will exert impact on further development of Russia.
Geopolitics is about the politics of space which includes its various characteristic e.g. location, size, natural resources, trade routes (both land and sea), economy and of course environmental conditions.  In all classic theories of geopolitics, world has been divided into Heartland, Rimland and World Island and many areas have been identified and discussed as more important than others for various reasons. But, the Arctic has been totally ignored in all its geopolitical dimensions as we do not find any geopolitical mention of its size, location, trade route and resources etc.
It is surprising how many people in Russia are ignorant concerning the events in the Arctic! Polls draw a sad picture: most of respondents knows only that "it is very cold there", "there live polar bears" and "there even ice breakers get stuck!". And this with the fact that media the party not only bypass a subject of the Arctic, but, on the contrary, write about this region much and often.
In the next three days in the Moscow region can drop out to a half the monthly rainfall. And in weather forecasts for the next two weeks there is no sunny day any more. For a while will be able to change situation unless planes which will disperse over Moscow clouds before a carnival of the World festival of youth.
The head of the Audit Chamber Tatyana Golikova broke a bottle of the Crimean champagne against a board of the first production nuclear power icebreaker "Siberia", having marked his putting afloat. The new atomic-powered vessel, as well as the head Arctic ice breaker, will become the biggest and powerful ice breakers in the world.
The multifunction sea transshipment facility of Bronk (MMPK "Bronka", Big port St. Petersburg) accepted on September 7, 2017 the Lian Hua Sung bulk carrier Chinese the SHIPPING SPECIALIZED CARRIERS Co COSCO company., Ltd. The Russian side represented by Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport (Rosmorrechflot), its subordinated structures and Federal State Unitary Enterprise Atomflot was engaged in safety of this flight, its icebreaking and navigation support.
Today the tourist can go anywhere — even to the North Pole. Without intermediaries only two travel agencies in the world can offer you such travel. No matter, how old are you, and in what you to physical shape. The main thing — quantity of money on your bank account. If they are enough, then the atomic ice breaker will safely and comfortably bring you in doomsday, and you shouldn't make any special efforts.
Christophe de Margerie passed the Northern Sea Route without the ice breaker. It will become history.
Arctic drilling is becoming increasingly appealing as sea ice melts, and Russia is planning to use nuclear power to help run ports, coastal infrastructure, and oil and gas extraction. It would sit in the icy waters of the Arctic, and provide a constant supply of electricity to a massive rig drilling for oil. They could be mass produced, potentially cutting the cost of drilling projects. The twist? The electricity on these floating power plants would come from a nuclear reactor. Russia is looking to deploy a floating nuclear reactor that could help power ports, industries, and also offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. In what sounds like a horrible nightmare for environmentalists, floating nuclear reactors could help produce more oil in the Arctic. Russia’s reactor, called the Akademik Lomonosov, will be about the length of one and a half football fields, and will have the capacity to produce 70 megawatts of electricity. It is not self-propelled, but future mobile reactors will be. Russia plans on mass producing them once the Akademik Lomonosov proves itself. The small floating reactors will be on icebreakers, so they will be able to navigate icy Arctic waters. (Related: How To Spot An Undervalued Oil Company) Construction began on the Akademik Lomonosov in 2007, but has suffered delays. But Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said during a recent trip to the Arctic that Russia hopes to have a floating nuclear reactor running by October 2016. It will provide power to the Arctic town of Pevek in the East Siberian Sea. “It is basically an atomic reactor that can be docked to coastal infrastructure, and it will provide energy through a cable to any Arctic city,” Rogozin said. According to Russia’s state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom, at least 15 countries, including China, Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia and Argentina, are interested in deploying floating nuclear reactors as well. In fact, last year, during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Shanghai, Russia and China signed an agreement to cooperate on building a floating nuclear power plant. (Related: Putin Betting On An Argentinian Shale Boom) A Canadian company Dunedin Energy Systemsis proposing something similar. The Ontario-based company wants to sell small floating nuclear reactors in Canada’s far north that would provide a power source for remote mining projects. Dunedin’s President points out that floating nuclear reactors are safe and have been around since the 1950’s when the USS Nautilus, a nuclear-powered submarine, hit the high seas. Nick Cunningham Source: https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2015/0428/Russia-to-power-Arctic-drilling-with-floating-nuclear-reactors   
  • The pilots of the Northern fleet conducted aerial reconnaissance of the Arctic ice field
  • China begins the ninth Arctic expedition
  • The State Duma will consider a project on cruise tourism in the Arctic and the Far East
  • Russian ships of the ATU: the Northern Sea Route is preparing for a new "recharge"
  • The university of the Arctic will prepare the program for reindeer breeders of Russia and Norway
  • Russia will build the self-moving Arctic platform
  • Expansion of the Chinese interests in the Arctic causes concerns
  • As Alaska fights against "digital inequality"
  • Pilots of Rosmorport have carried out the Eduard Toll gas tanker to seaport Sabetta
  • "The blue economic corridor" through the Arctic Ocean to Europe is included in the Sea Silk way
  • The State Duma has adopted the law on the exclusive right of vessels under the flag of the Russian Federation on transportation of hydrocarbons across the Northern Sea Route
  • The main statements of Vladimir Putin for 2017
  • The Arctic: Geopolitics and Ecology
  • Nobody pays closer attention to the Arctic today, than Russia
  • Global warming prepares for Russia surprises: it became clear what will be winters for hundred years ahead
  • Siberia goes to the Arctic: the most powerful ice breaker in the world was floated
  • The globe contracts, the Arctic becomes closer to China
  • The missing millionaires go to the North Pole
  • This tanker will become history
  • Russia to power Arctic drilling with floating nuclear reactors
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