It is supposed that at preservation of modern rates of thawing of underwater permafrost there can be a strong emission of methane.

Putin urges energy companies to develop know-how for drilling in the far north.

In Russia a series of the exhibitions devoted to the Russian North started. The intermuseum project initiated by the Norilsk Nickel company received the name "Development of the North: one thousand years of success". learned what exhibits will expose in the museums and as the northern culture unites territories from Murmansk to Taimyr.

At the Admiralty Shipyards enterprise in St. Petersburg the first multipurpose patrol ship of icebreaking type of the project 23350 developed for the Navy of Russia will be put on April 19.

Russia is ready to joint development of the Arctic with foreign partners in various spheres, the president of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting on development of the Arctic has declared.

In Arkhangelsk on March 29-30 there takes place the IV International Arctic forum "The Arctic — the Territory of Dialogue".