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The Russian and Canadian Approach to Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic

... whole. Also, almost all observer states in the Arctic Council are interested in researching the region. Extra-regional actors also pursue economic interests in the Arctic. They are attracted by the transport opportunities, specifically the use of the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage, as well as by the raw material resources of the Arctic, its bioresources and fishing opportunities, and the development of Arctic tourism. At the same time, if the model and mechanisms of interaction among ...


Russia's Arctic Dilemma: the Status of NSR as a National Transport Artery vs Foreign Investment

On April 10, 2019, the Museum of Modern History of Russia hosted a lecture by Pavel Gudev, Senior Research Fellow at RAS IMEMO, RIAC expert, focusing on the following topic "The Northern Sea Route: Economic Potential, Legal Status, Development Prospects." On April 10, 2019, the Museum of Modern History of Russia hosted a lecture by Pavel Gudev, Senior Research Fellow at RAS IMEMO, RIAC expert, focusing on the following ...


Where does the Northern Sea Route Lead To?

... Russia dispute the legal status and navigation regime in the NSR Once again, the Arctic has riveted the attention of the media and the public at large. In early 2019, Russia and the U.S. continued to exchange high-profile statements concerning the Northern Sea Route (the NSR). For instance, in February 2019, the Russian media drew major attention to the words of U.S. Adm. James Foggo, commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, who said that “the United States would not allow Russia ...


Back to “Normalcy”

... development of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation ( AZRF ) programme in 2018. The Yamal LNG plant reached its design capacity. Seven out of fifteen icebreaker-class LNG carriers capable of delivering freight to customers all year round already sail the Northern Sea Route (NSR), transporting gas from the Port of Sabetta. Novatek plans to build another LNG plant (Arctic LNG-3) at the Salmanovskoye (Utrenneye) oil and gas field in the north of the Gydan Peninsula. In summer 2018, Novatek discovered the ...


RIAC Holds Discussion on Integrated Management of Arctic Marine Space

On October 11, 2018, RIAC held a discussion focusing on integrated management of marine spaces in the Arctic Ocean beyond national jurisdictions. The meeting started with the presentation of a draft report on this issue moderated by Andrey Zagorsky, RIAC Member, Director of IMEMO RAS Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution, following the discussions at the round table organized by RIAC on May 16, 2018. On October 11, 2018, RIAC held a discussion focusing on integrated management of marine...


The Northern Sea Route: а National or an International Transportation Corridor?

... whole, did not contain anything radically new, but, on the contrary, reflected the very traditional, decades-old approach of the United States and some other countries to the issue of the legal status of Canada’s Northwest Passage (NWP) and Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR). In particular, the U.S. Admiral said that “Canada, like Russia, views the Northwest Passage as their internal waters. We interpret that as, no, this is an international strait and it is open for transit passage, which is our ...


The Northern Sea Route: National Regime in the Changing International Context

Policy Brief #9, 2016 Both the Arctic states and other members of the global community are becoming increasingly interested in the Arctic. The issues of developing the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and the legal regulation of navigation in its waters are pending both for the Russian interests and in the international context, especially since the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) comes into ...


Arctic Shipping: Creating Good Governance Based on Facts, not Myth

... as the reality. Myth #1. Arctic shipping is new Abraham Stork, Whaling in the Arctic Ocean In fact, the number of vessels and the amount of cargo being shipped still have not recovered to the levels seen in the 1980s, during the Soviet era, when the Northern Sea Route in Russia saw extensive domestic traffic. Explorers have traveled Arctic waters for centuries, seeking the Northwest or Northeast Passage or trying to reach the North Pole. Whalers sailed north in the 1600s. Ship access to Arctic communities ...


RIAC Discusses Prospects for Russia-Chinа Cooperation in Arctic

... the discussion, representatives of the Russian and Chinese expert community considered the prospects for China’s cooperation with Arctic governments, in particular Russia, as well as the economic potential of developing Arctic resources and the Northern Sea Route.


Experts from Russia, the United States and Canada Discuss Shipping in the Arctic

... shipping in the Arctic, including the Polar Code, navigation safety problems in the Arctic waters, as well as opportunities for cooperation of the Arctic states in this area. The discussion at the second session focused on the commercial potential of the Northern Sea Route and the prospects for its development, the specifics of navigation and shipping control in the Northwest Passage, as well as promising areas of scientific and educational cooperation on transport issues in the Arctic. Discussion at ...


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