Researchers at the Tomsk State University (TSU), jointly with colleagues from the Institute of High Current Electronics (IHCE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences have developed a monomeric coating that can protect electronic equipment from rust and changes in temperature of  –196 to +130 degrees.  

The Ministry for Development of the Far East and the Arctic has proposed expanding land boundaries of the Arctic zone by incorporating territories in the Arkhangelsk Region, Karelia, Komi and the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Plans to develop a gas chemical facility in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area have been discussed at a meeting chaired by President Vladimir Putin.

According to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the huge gas chemical cluster in Yamal will help attract more than 2 trillion rubles in investment and create 20,000 new jobs. Non-commodity and non-energy exports will grow by 125 billion rubles a year.

“The regional economy’s growth and diversification and new jobs are the main goals that we set for ourselves today. New industries cannot be developed in the region without also building up the local infrastructure, including railway, and we are consistently working on that. New tax incentives now being considered at the federal level should become a significant help in the implementation of large resource processing projects in our region,” Yamal Governor Dmitry Artyukhov said.

The head of the region added that the practical stage of project implementation is planned for 2021.

The investment project envisages the construction of new gas refining and gas chemical facilities. Earlier, representatives of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area were included in a working group at the Ministry of Energy to develop gas chemical and gas production facilities on the Yamal Peninsula.

Construction of the main undersea fiber optic cable has begun between Murmansk and Vladivostok. Under the project, the Transport Ministry partnered with the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water Transport and the state-run port infrastructure firm Rosmorport to provide local communications line access to the Arctic zone's largest ports and localities.

In December, Arkhangelsk will open a modern multifunctional interactive platform for those who want to get to know the Arctic better. The creation of a single environmental-educational and educational platform on the basis of the national Park "Russian Arctic" was supported by the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region Alexander Tsybulsky.
"With the help of the latest technologies in the visitor center, you can literally feel the icy breath of the North: see a polar bear, imagine the size of a narwhal's horn, and get acquainted with the life of polar explorers," said Alexander Kirilov, Director of the Russian Arctic national Park.
The total area of the Arctic Embassy visitor center will be 700 square meters. it will be located in the building of the Northern shipping company on the embankment of the Severnaya Dvina river and will become one of the business cards of Arkhangelsk.
"It was important for us to find a place that reflects the spirit of sea expeditions and work in the harsh conditions of the Arctic. The building of the shipping company perfectly reflects this idea. The proximity to the administrative center of the city, convenient transport interchange and spacious rooms are convenient for visiting the visit center and the Museum of the national Park, " the head of the national Park explained.
All furniture and accessories for the business center will be made to order-they will reflect the specifics of the Arctic protected area.

On September 7 the president of Russia Vladimir Putin will discuss with members of the government development of the Arctic zone at a meeting, reports the Kremlin press service.