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On April 5–6, 2019, St. Petersburg State University hosted VII International Canadian Studies Conference: “Canada and Russia: The Arctic Giants”.

The conference was attended by Russian and Canadian experts on Russia-Canada relations, experts on the development of the Arctic, representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Canada. In particular, the conference was attended by Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic Official and Director General, Arctic, Eurasian & European Affairs, Government of Canada. Canada-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic; Vladimir Proskuryakov, Minister Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Canada; Prof. Sergey Aplonov, Director of the Arctic Research Institute in SPSU; Yuri Akimov, Professor at St. Petersburg State University, Stéphane Roussel, Professor at the National School of Public Service of Canada; Nathan Hunt, Chairman of the Moscow Board of Directors, CERBA; and others.

On April 5–6, 2019, St. Petersburg State University hosted VII International Canadian Studies Conference: “Canada and Russia: The Arctic Giants”.

The conference was attended by Russian and Canadian experts on Russia-Canada relations, experts on the development of the Arctic, representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Canada. In particular, the conference was attended by Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic Official and Director General, Arctic, Eurasian & European Affairs, Government of Canada. Canada-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic; Vladimir Proskuryakov, Minister Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Canada; Prof. Sergey Aplonov, Director of the Arctic Research Institute in SPSU; Yuri Akimov, Professor at St. Petersburg State University, Stéphane Roussel, Professor at the National School of Public Service of Canada; Nathan Hunt, Chairman of the Moscow Board of Directors, CERBA; and others.

Natalia Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, made a speech on “Russian and Canadian Approaches to Non-Regional Actors in the Arctic”, and also moderated a session “The Arctic Policy of Russia and Canada”.

The conference focused on various aspects of the Arctic region development, the possibility of interaction and exchange of experience between Russia and Canada, common and diverging interests of the two countries.

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