Strategy for the development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and ensuring national security for the period up to 2035, approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 26, 2020. The text of the document is posted on the official web resource of the President of the Russian Federation.


Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a strategy for the development of the Arctic zone of Russia and ensuring national security until 2035, the corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The Russian government must approve a plan for the implementation of the foundations of state policy and strategy in three months. The government is also instructed to monitor the implementation of the strategy and annually report this to the president.

The decree notes that in the Arctic zone, Russia produces more than 80% of natural gas and more than 17% of oil, and the continental shelf in the Arctic contains more than 85.1 trillion cubic meters of gas and 17.3 billion tons of oil.

The document says that investment projects in the Arctic should push the production of science-intensive and high-tech Russian products.

The decree also notes hazardous working conditions in the Arctic, low transport accessibility, the absence of an emergency evacuation system and medical assistance, a high proportion of harmful diesel energy, the risk of harmful and toxic substances from abroad and "the growth of conflict potential, requiring a constant increase in the combat capabilities of groups troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "and other troops in the region.

Head of Murmansk region: it is important that the Arctic does not become the territory of shift workers

May 10, 2013 approved and promulgated by the U.S. National Strategy for the Arctic region. The strategy states that the region is important for the economic development of the United States. In this case, the Arctic is a peaceful, stable and free from conflicts. The United States and its allies and partners of the Arctic tend to sustain this spirit of trust, cooperation at the international level and within the United States.

The development strategy of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 20, 2013. The text of the document posted on the website of the Russian Government to implement the relevant orders of the President of Russia.