Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexei Chekunkov attended the first meeting of the Council to Develop the Far East, Arctic and Antarctic, established at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation’s Federal Assembly.

Nikolai Korchunov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Ambassador at Large, and Russia's Senior Arctic Official to the Arctic Council, spoke with correspondent Kristina Khramtsova about high-priority aspects of this country’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021-2023.

A global research, educational and technological center will be established in the Russian Arctic under a government-approved program for developing the Northern (Arctic) Federal University up to 2035, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and Ambassador of Iceland to Russia Arni Thor Sigurdsson discussed bilateral cooperation within the Arctic Council and the regional agenda.

Current investments into the Arctic LNG 2 project amount to 1.6 trillion rubles ($21.7 bln), Novatek CEO Leonid Mikhelson says on Thursday.

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