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One of the largest IT parks in Arctic Russia will open in Arkhangelsk next year to train digital economy professionals.

Arkhangelsk Region Governor Alexander Tsibulsky wrote on social media that the park would open in September 2022 at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU). This cutting-edge center with a floor space of over 10,000 square meters will have workshop rooms, labs, themed rooms for design projects, an information security center, a museum and a coworking space.

Alexander Tsibulsky noted that Digital Arctic would have modern equipment for projects in the fields of telemedicine, intelligent data analysis, and the use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing and other industries.

“But the park’s main mission is to train skilled personnel for the digital economy, network with IT leaders, companies and consortiums, and digitally transform the basic processes at NArFU,” the governor said.

The Arkhangelsk-based IT park, one of the largest in Arctic Russia, will be located in the building of the former headquarters of the 10th Air Defense Army on the Northern Dvina Embankment.

The park’s personnel will create and promote new developments in the fields of telemedicine, intelligent data analysis, the use of artificial intelligence in manufacturing and other industries, and advanced personnel training.

The establishment of the Digital Arctic IT Park has been added to NArFU’s development program until 2035.

The Northern Sea Transit Corridor project is to create an integrated transport and logistics system for international transit sea cargo transportation on the Asia–Europe route via the Northern Sea Route (NSR). It was initiated in the Rosatom State Corporation in 2019 with the aim of creating a new offer on the international market of logistics services for the delivery of goods between Northwestern Europe and East Asia through the NSR.

A new generation of deep-sea rescue vehicles adapted for action in the Arctic is being developed for the Russian Navy. This was reported on Monday in the press service of the Navy with reference to the commander-in-chief of the fleet, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov
According to Evmenov, the Navy is currently upgrading and carrying out scheduled repairs of the Priz-type deep-sea rescue vehicles with a diving depth of up to 1,000 meters and Bester-type deep-sea rescue vehicles with a diving depth of up to 700 meters. Thus, the as-36 Bester, which is currently being upgraded, will have a number of new characteristics that will allow it to be used in the Arctic zone after the modernization is completed in 2021.
Evmenov said that the devices are being upgraded under the program of repair, modernization, and maintenance of deep-sea rescue vehicles in service with the Russian Navy fleets. "The program is designed for a period of more than 10 years and provides, along with modernization and repair, work on creating the next generation of deep - sea rescue vehicles," the Admiral said.
He recalled that six deep-sea rescue vehicles that are part of the search and rescue services of the fleets had previously passed the necessary cycle of modernization and repair.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is currently developing a new series of diesel and nuclear icebreakers, which have no analogues.

"We are already working on several series of diesel and nuclear icebreakers, which have no analogues in the world. They are the future, and I am sure that our talented shipbuilders are ready to innovate, search for and implement bold technical solutions, "Putin said at the flag-raising ceremony on the new icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin.

Viktor Chernomyrdin is one of the most powerful diesel-electric icebreakers in the world. The vessel with a displacement of 22.3 thousand tons can reach a speed of about 17 knots in clear water and pass ice up to three meters thick in a solid field with a snow cover of 20 centimeters at a speed of two knots on the forward and reverse course. The crew is 38 people. Autonomy - 61 days. The icebreaker is designed for icebreaking and towing vessels. Able to transport and supply scientific expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, can perform the functions of a fire ship.