Post Tagged with: "Russia"

Ragnhild Grønning
Researcher (part time) at High North Center for Business and Governance and Research Associate at the Arctic Institute.

Op-Ed: Need debate on the Svalbard Treaty

10/11/2017 at 10:40 0 kommentarer

Over the last weeks, Svalbard has appeared in several headlines in Norwegian media. This October, the Russian newspaper Kommersant claimed that a national security report by the Russian defense ministry said that the Norwegian Svalbard policy is a source of conflict that could lead to war.



Icebreaker 50 Years of Victory at the North Pole in 2015. (Credit: Christopher Michel (CC BY 2.0))

Russia to Reorganize Northern Sea Route Competencies

10/11/2017 kl 09:33 0 kommentarer

Russia aims to consolidate competencies for the development of the Northern Sea Route under umbrella of Rosatom. Will this restructuring address existing shortcomings?



Novatek’s Yamal LNG development in the Arctic
(Source: Courtesy of Novatek)

China to expand role in Novatek’s Arctic gas development

03/11/2017 kl 08:50 1 kommentar

Russian natural gas giant Novatek will cooperate with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the China Development Bank in the implementation of the Arctic LNG 2 project. This partnership follows an already-existing cooperation between the two countries on Novatek’s Yamal LNG project.



Gruveanlegg i Kirovsk, Russland. (Foto: Ingrid Bay-Larsen)

Mining in the Arctic – Insights from Russia, Greenland, and Norway

30/10/2017 kl 14:19 0 kommentarer

– The local perspective on mining activities depends heavily on historical and cultural relations to mining, says Berit Skorstad, Professor at Nord University in Bodø.



Sovcomflot’s Christophe de Margerie docked in light ice conditions
(Source: Courtesy of Sovcomflot)

Russia’s Novatek to Build LNG Transshipment Hub at Kamchatka

25/10/2017 kl 09:56 1 kommentar

Russia’s largest independent gas producer Novatek announced plans to construct a sea terminal at Kamchatka to transfer liquefied natural gas (LNG) from specialized ice-class vessels to conventional carriers for onward distribution in Asia.



Russian President Vladimir Putin with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. (Photo: The Kremlin, Moscow)

An Unusual Arctic Guest: Saudi’s King visiting Russia

17/10/2017 kl 13:35 0 kommentarer

Early October, the city of Moscow offered a platform to a signal event: the first ever state visit to Russia by a reigning Saudi monarch. And King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud did not come alone. His entourage included a high-profile delegation and the prospects of joint cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia in the fields of trade, investment and regional conflict resolution.



This picture is taken in April, 2014, when Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergei Donskoi to discuss the application to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) to extend Russia’s continental shelf in the Arctic. (Photo: kremlin.ru)

Russia to Build Nature Protection Fleet  

17/10/2017 kl 13:27 1 kommentar

Sergei Donskoi, the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, confirms that the program of the Arctic socioeconomic development includes construction of an environmental protection fleet after 2021.



Yuriy Kostin, visedirektør i Russlands byrå for sjø- og elvetransport, fortalte en fullsatt sal om utviklingsprosjektene Russland jobber med langs den nordlige sjøruten. (Foto: Linda Storholm)

Russian Demonstration of Power in Northern Waters

16/10/2017 kl 14:53 0 kommentarer

Russia is building impressive infrastructure along its northern coastline and facilitates increased traffic through the Northern Sea Route (NSR).



Russia is serious in the north. Russia’s Arctic Ambassador Vladimir Barbin could tell of enormous investments in climate as well as infrastructure and business. (Photo: Arne O. Holm)

Russia’s North: Development and Environment Side by Side

13/10/2017 kl 14:12 0 kommentarer

Russia’s ambitions in the high north are tangible. On the Yamal peninsula a total of USD 26 million are to be invested.



Icebreaker Ilya Muromets. (Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation)

Giant Icebreaker Soon Ready for Russia’s Northern Fleet

11/10/2017 kl 14:16 0 kommentarer

Two and a half years ago, St. Petersburg’s Admiralty Shipyards begun work on the first Russian military icebreaker in decades. Today, the advanced icebreaker “Ilya Muromets” is undergoing official tests – and early next month it will venture out on its journey to join to the Northern Fleet.



 
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