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... India is the world’s second-largest steel manufacturer, after only China. With rising demand for steel production, India's need for coking coal is growing more rapidly even than its demand for oil and gas resources. Coal export is planned from the Russian Arctic through the Primorsky Krai sea ports, with transport to Chennai, the largest port on India’s east coast. India is considering the possibility of organizing shuttle voyages of large-capacity vessels along the route from Chennai to the Russian ...
... confrontation in the Arctic and find the ways to develop the region. Nikolay Korchunov, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, opened the discussion with the comprehensive analysis of the Russian position in the Arctic.
The agenda of the roundtable covered such areas as Russia’s and India’s interests and strategic approaches in the Arctic, prospective joint projects in energy and transport, as well as sustainable development of the region and collaboration ...
... combat troops throughout the entire area of responsibility.
What is most important in the Arctic?
The phrase “ensuring integrated security from Murmansk to Anadyr” implies a rather long list of possible items. As per the
for Developing the Russian Arctic Zone and Ensuring National Security through 2035, among the key priorities is the uninterrupted supply of strategic commodities as well as the smooth operation of transportation routes Arkhangelsk – European part of Russia and Anadyr – Kamchatka ...
... approach to regional cooperation in the Arctic that excludes Russian involvement in the long term
will be difficult
. Russia has the highest population inside the Arctic Circle; the Russian economy is the most connected with the resources of the North; Russia’s Arctic coast is the longest of any nation. However, according to some Western analysts, if the nature of Russian policy does not change, the continuation of cooperation with Russia within the framework of the Arctic Council
over the long term will be ...
The meeting addressed the following issues: the consequences of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict for European security, as well as the situation in the Arctic region, in particular, the prospects for the functioning of the Arctic Council and bilateral Russian-Norwegian relations
On March 30, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Rune Resaland, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia. The meeting addressed the following issues: the consequences of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict ...
On March 18, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) continued the series of joint events and held a round table on Russia-China cooperation in the Arctic, the opportunities and limitations. The event was held behind closed doors
On March 18, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) continued the series of joint events and held a round ...
... the Arctic will be extended, this will increase the China-Russia cooperation in business use of the Northern channel. It may even change the basic structure of international shipping routes, from which both China and Russia are expected to benefit.
Russia is an Arctic country, while China is a near-Arctic country. Russia has some concerns about China’s deep involvement in the Arctic. However, China does not pose a threat to Russia’s interests on the two issues it most fears: military security and territorial ...
To further explore this possibility, it is first necessary to make note of the Arctic Council’s
. Established under the 1996 Ottawa Declaration, the Arctic Council is a forum for cooperation and coordination between the eight Arctic states (Russia, Canada, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark/Greenland and Norway) and the indigenous peoples residing in the Arctic regions. The Arctic Council was founded with
the explicit understanding
of member states and permanent participants ...
... in the Arctic
On June 17, 2021, the Embassy of Finland held a discussion on RIAC and MGIMO report
"The Arctic Council: Status and Activities"
, as well as a discussion on international cooperation in the Arctic. Ambassadors of the seven Arctic states to the Russian Federation (Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada, USA, Iceland) and Nikolai Korchunov, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Ambassador at Large, took part in the discussion.
RIAC was represented at the event by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; ...