Arthur Chilingarov


Special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Arctic center"

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. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
For business
For researchers
For students