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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to be in Canada in late April. It will be the Arctic, not Ukraine, that’s on their minds. Both will be in Ottawa, then Iqaluit for a meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council, the last such get-together before the council marks its 20th anniversary next year.

While the Arctic might not seem like a priority for many Americans, it should not be overlooked as an important region for salvaging the U.S.-Russian relationship.

For last decade concern to the Arctic region has considerably increased from all world community. It is remarkable that Arctic regions gets today not only to sphere of geopolitical concerns circumpolar the countries (Russia, the USA, Canada, Denmark and Norway), but also other states which have been laied out far from this region (China, Japan, South Korea), and also of some international organisations which one did not participate earlier in the Arctic affairs (the NATO and EU).

In the conditions of formation of the transnational world of border between internal and foreign policy of the states become conditional. In a context of geopolitical problems of the present the accent субъекности international law is displaced from state to regional level.

This year for the Russian Arctic regions especial - in 2014 the modifed demand will be submitted to the Commission of the United Nations on continental shelf borders from our country in which will list the Russian claims on sea polar territories. However both in case of positive, and in case of the negative decision Russian Arctic regions will need to be able to be protected, including in arms.