Specialists of the Moscow Aviation Institute and the Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics (the Russian Academy of Sciences) designed the Tsymlyanin unique unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for meteorology studies and weather monitoring in the Arctic latitudes. The vehicle has passed flying trials, the Aviation Institute’s press service told TASS on Thursday.

In September 2022, the North Pole, a unique ice-resistant and self-propelled platform, will embark on its first expedition. According to the platform’s developers, this will be a brief trial run involving researchers, due to be followed by a two-year expedition.

The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic is improving the land distribution system for Far Eastern and Arctic hectares. In order to do so, the ministry is designing a tool that would allow people to receive a land plot based on purpose of development.

The Arkhangelsk Region plans to have 600 tonnes of scrap metal collected on the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago in 2022 under the continuing Clean Arctic project, the regional government’s press service said.

The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic has suggested drafting a bill that would regulate the delivery of goods to the north in order to safeguard the lives and health of people living there as well as to improve their living conditions.