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News: The Russian Federation

Arctic States and Indigenous Permanent Participants convened for the 13th Arctic Council meeting and issued statement

The meeting marked the conclusion of the Russian Chairmanship and beginning of the Norwegian Chairship.
11 May 2023

Introducing the new SDWG Chair, Abidat Magomedova

Abidat Magomedova is the new Chair of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG). She serves as Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and T...
14 Dec 2021

Award-winning Arctic Council project brings Indigenous food culture to Arctic Food Festival in Moscow

The EALLU Indigenous Youth, Food Knowledge and Arctic Change project recently won the Gourmand Best of the Best Award and will present the traditional food culture of Ind...
08 Dec 2021

Russian Chairmanship’s Envoy for Indigenous and Regional Cooperation: “As an outcome of this cooperation, life on the ground should become better”

For the first time in the Council’s history, the Russian Chairmanship has appointed special envoys to address issues that are of particular importance during its two-year...
07 Dec 2021

Russia’s first Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting strengthened connections between people and regions of the Arctic

Salekhard, 2 December 2021. The first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) plenary meeting during the Russian Chairmanship has just concluded in Salekhard and on screens across...
02 Dec 2021

Arctic Council to convene for the first plenary meeting under the Russian Chairmanship

The Russian Federation invites all Arctic Council delegates in person and virtually to the first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) plenary meeting under its Chairmanship, ta...
24 Nov 2021

International Scientific Cooperation in the Arctic Discussed in Moscow

Press release from the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council
18 Nov 2021

Safe Arctic - Inter-Agency Experimental Research Exercise in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation

The Russian Federation held a series of exercises and events 7-8 September 2021 throughout its Arctic zone as a part of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and...
23 Sep 2021

Russian Chairmanship Youth Envoy: “The Arctic is full of young talents”

Strengthening the potential of Arctic youth stands high on the Russian Chairmanship agenda and one of the first initiates was to launch a call for a Chairmanship Youth En...
22 Sep 2021

Celebrating 25 years of Arctic cooperation

The world’s leading international forum for Arctic cooperation reflects on the unique collaboration among Arctic States and Arctic Indigenous Peoples, and looks forward t...
16 Sep 2021

UArctic 20-year anniversary: Congratulations by the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials

Today, the University of the Arctic (UArctic) hosted a seminar commemorating its 20-year anniversary. Among the invited speakers was Ambassador Nikolay Korchunov, Chair o...
06 Sep 2021

Following the tracks of snowbirds: The Arctic Demography Index

For the first time, the Arctic Council will develop a comprehensive insight to demographic trends in the Arctic. The Arctic Demography Index will look into the natural ca...
01 Jul 2021

The Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council begins under the theme “Responsible Governance for a Sustainable Arctic”

The first Arctic Council executive meeting during the Russian Chairmanship will focus on the work to be undertaken as set by the Foreign Ministers in the Reykjavik Declar...
28 Jun 2021

Arctic Economic Council Holds Meeting at SPIEF

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) hosted a meeting of the Arctic Economic Council. This was the first event since Russia took over the Chairmanship ...
05 Jun 2021

The Programme of Russia’s Chairmanship in the Arctic Council Presented to SPIEF Participants

The objectives and the programme of the Russian Chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2021–2023 were presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
05 Jun 2021

Arctic Council Foreign Ministers sign the Reykjavik Declaration, adopt the Council’s first Strategic Plan and pass the Chairmanship from Iceland to the Russian Federation

The Arctic States reaffirmed the Council’s commitment to maintain a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Arctic region during the Arctic Council Ministerial meeting – the...
20 May 2021

Tackling waste pollution in the Arctic with community empowerment

How the Saami Council engaged with communities to remove waste and reclaim land
10 May 2021

The Russian Chairmanship Begins

May 2021 marks the second time Russia will assume the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
10 May 2021

25 years of peace and cooperation – Highlights from Arctic Frontiers

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary, the Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference hosted a high-level dialogue on the Council’s track record of 25 years o...
19 Feb 2021

Mercury and toxic cocktails affect the Arctic ecosystems, wildlife and human health – How to take action?

Tackling mercury pollution is a priority for the Arctic Contaminants Action Program Working Group. Why is it an issue in the Arctic?
23 Oct 2020
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