FACT OF THE DAY

4 261 m. Flag of Russia standing at this depth is in the Arctic Ocean. This flag was set by deep-sea vehicle «Mir-1» in 2007.


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Bloomberg: The Kara Sea well -- the most expensive in Russian history -- targeted a subsea structure named Universitetskaya and its success has been seen as pivotal to that strategy.



Today, May 21st, the Polar Explorer Day is celebrated in Russia!
05/21/2015

Today, May 21st, the Polar Explorer Day is celebrated in Russia!


The date of the holiday was not chosen not by coincidence. The first research drifting station “North Pole-1” under the command of Ivan Papanin was established on May 21 in 1937.
Research station at Bely Island was listed in the international catalogue
05/21/2015

Research station at Bely Island was listed in the international catalogue


International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) prepares a renewed catalogue of research stations, it will also include the information about research station at Bely Island.
Nuclear powered icebreaker Project 22220 will be laid down at the Baltic Shipyard
05/21/2015

Nuclear powered icebreaker Project 22220 will be laid down at the Baltic Shipyard


The first series nuclear icebreaker Project 22220 will be laid down place May 26 at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg. Icebreakers of this project will have double-draft design that allows usage both in the Arctic waters and estuaries of the polar rivers.
“Baltika”, the first asymmetric icebreaker in the world, completed the trials in the Arctic
05/14/2015

“Baltika”, the first asymmetric icebreaker in the world, completed the trials in the Arctic


The uniqueness of this rescue and salvage ship is provided by the irregular hulk: one board is straight, another one – bumped. This kind of construction enables icebreaker to move to operate not only ahead and astern, but also obliquely (sideways).
Russian government appropriated 205 million roubles for the renewal of expeditions in the Arctic
05/13/2015

Russian government appropriated 205 million roubles for the renewal of expeditions in the Arctic


This order was made by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia to implement the basis of Russian politics in the Arctic until 2020. First of all it relates to the drifting station “North Pole”.
The biggest Russian reindeer herd was increased by 13 thousand heads
05/12/2015

The biggest Russian reindeer herd was increased by 13 thousand heads


Reindeer fawning started in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. According to specialists, due to the current weather conditions we can expect the birth of 91 thousand reindeers.
Environmental cleanup at Bely Island will start in August
05/07/2015

Environmental cleanup at Bely Island will start in August


According to the approved plan of cleaning events, environmental expedition will take place from 1 to 21 of August.
The Arctic is waiting for volunteers!
04/28/2015

The Arctic is waiting for volunteers!


Russian Arctic National Park, located on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, invites volunteers who are ready to test themselves in the severe conditions of the North.
New icebreaker for the Russian Navy.
04/24/2015

New icebreaker for the Russian Navy.


A ceremony marked the start of construction of the new icebreaker “Ilya Muromets” in St. Petersburg.
Three new search and rescue centers will be opened in the Arctic.
04/24/2015

Three new search and rescue centers will be opened in the Arctic.


This year three new Arctic centers for search and rescue will be put into operation in Murmansk, Vorkuta and Nadym.
State nature reserve of federal significance “Franz Josef Land” celebrates its birthday!
04/23/2015

State nature reserve of federal significance “Franz Josef Land” celebrates its birthday!


Exactly 21 year ago Russian government approved the reserve status of Franz Josef Land and the adjacent waters of the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean.
Russian drones will monitor the Arctic.
04/17/2015

Russian drones will monitor the Arctic.


From May 1 the division of unmanned aerial vehicle Orlan-10 of Eastern Military District will start monitoring the situation in the Arctic.
Northern lights anywhere in the world!
04/15/2015

Northern lights anywhere in the world!


Stanford university scientists are planning to develop and place in the space a particle accelerator that will make it possible to see the Northern lights anywhere.
New drifting stations in the Arctic!
04/13/2015

New drifting stations in the Arctic!


The Expedition Center of the Russian Geographical Society (RGO) opens two new drifting stations at the North Pole as part of the project “Arctic 2015”.
XII International conference “Offshore upstream development in Russia and CIS” in Moscow
03/20/2015

XII International conference “Offshore upstream development in Russia and CIS” in Moscow


The annual conference will take place May 22, there will be more than 200 delegates – government representatives, top managers from Russian and foreign companies, research institute members.
The IISA 1st World Championship will start in Murmansk today
03/20/2015

The IISA 1st World Championship will start in Murmansk today


55 sportsmen from 17 countries, including Zimbabwe and the Republic of South Africa, have arrived to Murmansk to participate in the competition.
New SAR vessels for the Russian Arctic
03/13/2015

New SAR vessels for the Russian Arctic


Two newest icebreaking rescue and salvage vessels were named “Beringov Proliv” and “Murman”, ships are ready to operate in the Russian Arctic.
The density of cargo traffic at the Northern Sea Route will reach 65 million tons by 2020
03/12/2015

The density of cargo traffic at the Northern Sea Route will reach 65 million tons by 2020


This statement was made by the Deputy Minister of Transport Viktor Olersky at the conference “Transport and logistics in the Arctic-2015”.
Tomsk scientists developed flexible solar batteries for the Arctic
03/09/2015

Tomsk scientists developed flexible solar batteries for the Arctic


Scientists from the Tomsk State University and Russian Academy of Science presented new type of flexible solar batteries using Gretzel cells.
Floating research station “North Pole-41” is being established in the Arctic
03/05/2015

Floating research station “North Pole-41” is being established in the Arctic


It was reported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia. The station will be an important instrument in securing Russian presence in the Arctic and will give Russia the opportunity to give new priorities to scientific research from the ice.