Greenland aims to turn international attention into international investment

Greenland aims to turn international attention into international investment

When reports surfaced this summer that U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his ambition to buy Greenland, the international media storm that ensued may...
After years of upgrades, the Northern Fleet’s top research vessel is again ready to explore the Arctic sea bed

After years of upgrades, the Northern Fleet’s top research vessel is...

The research vessel Romuald Muklevich, which had been undergoing reconstructions and upgrades at the Kronstadt Yard in St. Petersburg since 2016, it is now...
China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future nuclear aircraft carriers

China’s first nuclear icebreaker could serve as test platform for future...

China is set to become only the second country after Russia to operate a nuclear icebreaker, and it's first such icebreaker will rival Russia’s largest...
A plan for a Russian state-owned shipper could subsidize container shipping on the Northern Sea Route

A plan for a Russian state-owned shipper could subsidize container shipping...

Arctic shipping along Russia’s northern coastline has seen record levels of traffic each of the past six years with cargo growing from 1.6 million tons...
Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North Pole’ research station afloat

Russian Arctic research in high spirits as yard sets the ‘North...

As Russia prepares to the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, a unique Arctic research vessel is preparing to undertake its first voyage. Hardly ever before...
Russia’s FSB sees a threat from foreign Arctic researchers and Indigenous peoples activists

Russia’s FSB sees a threat from foreign Arctic researchers and Indigenous...

The head of Russia's Border Guard Service, a branch of the federal security service FSB, says that foreign researchers and Indigenous peoples activists operating...
Russia won’t extend the Northern Sea Route to include the Barents Sea

Russia won’t extend the Northern Sea Route to include the Barents...

Russia's Arctic Commission last week declined a proposal to extend the range of the Northern Sea Route to the Barents Sea. The shipping route as currently...
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th. The ship’s operator, One Ocean...
Russia extends lifetime of nuclear icebreakers to meet rising demand

Russia extends lifetime of nuclear icebreakers to meet rising demand

Russia has several new and powerful icebreakers under construction, but will continue to sail the current fleet of nuclear icebreakers in Murmansk for five...
Putin shares a vision of Asian infrastructure linking the Arctic to Pacific, Indian oceans

Putin shares a vision of Asian infrastructure linking the Arctic to...

Asia and the Middle East were in focus during last week’s Valday Discussion Club, the conference attended annually by Russian President Vladimir Putin ever...