Clean Arctic

Clean Arctic

“Clean Arctic” is a large-scale project to clean up the Arctic territory of Russia from waste and garbage accumulated since Soviet times. The idea belongs to Dmitry Lobusov, captain of the “50 Years of Victory” nuclear icebreaker, and Gennady Antokhin, Soviet and Russian icebreaker captain, Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation. “Clean Arctic” has become a platform that brings together public and volunteer organizations, scientists, heads of Russian regions and businesses. The project partners are MMC Norilsk Nickel, PhosAgro and Russian Railways. The “Clean Arctic” Column is dedicated to the environmental initiatives of all countries in the region. Map of project Clean Arctic-2023

Gastrotourism becomes an Arctic "feature"


More than 25.000 people attended the Taste of the Arctic festival in Murmansk, where more than 13.000  portions of Arctic dishes, 7.000 portions of drinks and 150 kg of fish were sold to the guests

Issues of preserving the Arctic ecology are discussed at the Nevsky Ecological Congress


Within cleaning up the Arctic territories and eliminating the accumulated harm to the nature, it is necessary to actively introduce new environmentally friendly production technologies, increase interaction in this area between the state, the business community and public organizations, including environmental ones

Rosmorport upgrades icebreakers for organizing cruises


The cruise program is planned to be launched in 2028

The Russian military to take out 215 tons of scrap metal from Wrangel Island in the Arctic


Forty members of the consolidated environmental unit of the Eastern Military District will collect, compress and prepare for the export of 215 tons of scrap metal from Wrangel Island in the Arctic, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported

The second forum-festival "Arctic. The ice has broken" will be held at the end of June in Murmansk


The press service of the Clean Arctic project reported that the event was announced during a thematic round table at the X Nevsky International Environmental Congress by First Deputy Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Gadzhimagomed Huseynov

A building built using a 3D printer appeared in the Arctic


Gazprom Neft has built the first 3D-printed building in the Russian Arctic in the town of Labytnangi in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District

A competition for polar bear installations announced in Russia


Svetlana Radionova, head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Nature Management, announced the holding of a competition for installations of a polar bear, the mascot of the international children's and youth award "Ecology is everyone's business"

More than 30 expeditions will be conducted by volunteers of the "Clean Arctic" project this year


The press service of the project announced the start of the third field season

The first point of the permafrost background monitoring system was opened in Salekhard


The press service of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute announced the start of the creation of a state system for background monitoring of permafrost. Its first point has already been opened in Salekhard

The Green Arctic project gathered volunteers to clean up the cluttered territories of Yamal


Volunteer detachments for summer expeditions with an environmental mission were formed in Yamal from residents of 32 regions of Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, reports

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