Arthur Chilingarov


State Duma Deputy, president of Interregional Public Organization "Association of polar explorers".

RIAC member.

Academician Chilingarov graduated from Leningrad Maritime Institute (now Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy) with a degree in oceanography, D.Sc. in Geography, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences.

During his extensive career, Academician Chilingarov rose from researcher of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, hydrology engineer at Tiksi laboratory and estuary of the Lena River to head of Amderma Territorial Directorate of the USSR State Committee on Hydrometeorology and Deputy Chairman of the Committee. 

Academician Chilingarov led North-21 expedition, nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir expedition to the North Pole, and transcontinental flight of IL-76 to the Antarctic.

From 1993 to 2011, he was a State Duma Deputy.

From 2012 to 2016, he was a Special Presidential Representative for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic.

From 2015 to 2016, he was Member of the Board of Directors of Transneft, JSC.

Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Russia.



Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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