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.

Reindeer breeders will compete in lasso throwing and deer catching in Yakutia


The Roscongress press service reported that the championship includes competitions in various types of competitions

The number of visitors to the Arctic protected areas increased by 40 percent last year


Alexey Tikhnenko, Deputy Director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the Sphere of Protected Areas Development - the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, presented trends in the development of ecotourism in the Arctic specially protected natural areas at the Clean Country forum-exhibition

Russian scientists conduct research into the depths of the Arctic Ocean


Scientists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), drifting as part of the North Pole-41 expedition in the Arctic Ocean, take soil samples for reconstructions of climate changes in the high-latitude Arctic over the past several thousand years

"Akademik Tryoshnikov" is heading to Antarctica


The research expedition ship will deliver 560 tons of cargo, including for the construction of a new wintering complex at Vostok Station

The All-Russian Tourism Forum "Far East - Winter of Discovery" was held in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky


NIA-Federation reports that more than 20 regions of the country were represented at the forum. In particular, representatives of the Norilsk Development Agency took part in it

Russian scientists use new equipment to determine the rate at which algae grow in Arctic waters


The device, which determines the compounds of mineral nitrogen and organic phosphorus in water, will be delivered after commissioning to the Schmidt Laboratory of Polar and Marine Research of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

KEF participants tell how digital monitoring tools are used in the Arctic zone


The work of the monitoring center for buildings and structures, which permits to quickly monitor the condition of foundations and foundation soils, was presented at the panel discussion "Digital Cluster of the Construction Industry in the Siberian Region" held at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum (KEF)

Forests cover a third of the territory of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation


A third of the territory of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation is covered with forests. This is over 328 million hectares, or 3.28 million sq. m. Such data was provided by Roslesinforg

Norilsk Nickel invested 11 billion rubles in the cleaning of the northern territories in two years


Norilsk Nickel invested 11 billion rubles in two years in the implementation of a large-scale project to rid the lands in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory of industrial waste, scrap metal and abandoned structures, said Andrey Raduntsev, head of the Department for Work with territories and landscaping of the Polar Branch of Norilsk Nickel

The expedition in honor of the discovery of Franz Josef Land will take place in August 2023


Director of the national park Alexander Kirilov told the TASS news agency that the memorial expedition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the archipelago

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