Presidential Advisor Anton Kobyakov and Ambassador of Finland to Russia Mikko Hautala discussed an international Arctic agenda in Moscow.

During the meeting they pointed out the prospects of cooperation that are offered by the coming three-year Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023 as well as by the Arctic — Territory of Dialogue 6th International Arctic Forum to be held next March. The parties also agreed that all the initiatives already being implemented by their countries should be continued as part of the Russia-Finland dialogue.

"We have been vigorously preparing for the June 2020 International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg and we would like to keep our arrangements for 2021 regarding the development of Russia-Finland dialogue. Topics such as intense and sustainable forest management and bio economics are very pressing for us and I want to underscore the tangible progress made by a number of Russian regions in reducing soot emissions by using gas. We are ready to share our experience in these issues on a permanent basis. During the Russian business mission's travel to Finland, the heads of 13 Russian regions visited our country and the agreements reached have their follow-ups for the development of our business contacts, say in the Komi Republic," said Mikko Hautala.

Aspects of Russian-Finnish cooperation in the field of Maritime navigation in the Arctic region were discussed during the Russian-Finnish joint Commission on Maritime navigation, held in Helsinki, told RIA Novosti on Monday, Deputy Director of the Department of the Finnish Ministry of transport Paivi Anticainen.

"We held a very constructive meeting of the Commission, where we exchanged views on cooperation in the field of Maritime navigation in the Arctic and exchanged views on the protection of the marine environment of the Baltic sea," she said.

They also discussed the implementation of a joint project to harmonize the implementation of the Polar code, reduce nitrogen emissions from ships in the Baltic sea, control the sulfur content in marine fuel.

Yuri Kostin, Director of the Department of state policy in the field of sea and river transport of the Ministry of transport of Russia, acted as co-Chairman from the Russian side. The Russian delegation included representatives of the Ministry of transport of Russia, organizations subordinated to Rosmorrechflot, the Russian Maritime register of shipping, the Russian chamber of shipping. Finland was represented by the Ministry of transport and the transport and communications Agency.

The next meeting of the Russian-Finnish mixed Commission on Maritime navigation will be held in 2020 in the Russian Federation.



According to International Organizatorov-Dolphin of ExhibitionsLtd., UK - the Finnish shipbuilders, producers and suppliers of the ship equipment highly appreciate possibilities of the Russian civil sea market in connection with the prospects of construction in the period of 2016-2020 about 60 courts of an ice class, orders for which are placed on shipyards of Russia, China, Finland and South Korea.

The nomenclature of courts includes: atomic and diesel ice breakers, gas carriers, tows of an ice class.

According to Maritime and offshoregrowth program of the Finpro-Team Market Opportunities Finland company the Finnish companies can offer the Russian sea market hi-tech products in the area:

  • Ship design and engineering.
  • Production of ship mechanical engineering, including, in the field of propulsive installations, ship power and systems of the movement of courts.
  • Ship electric systems.
  • Deck and internal ship equipment, HVAC installations and catering.
  • Other production for the ship-building industry.

Experts believe that development of civil shipbuilding in Russia and the efforts made by the Russian Government open great opportunities to the companies not only at the moment, but also in the long term.



In most cases, a small ice-breakers, clearing the way for a large vessel to make two or more passes in order to make way for their slave ship. The exception to this are the only court-class icebreaker "Arktika" and the like, which left a trail sufficient for the passage of vessels of large tonnage, but such icebreakers, which are the most powerful icebreakers in the world today, you can literally count on one hand.