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The Arctic zone today

The total land area of the Russian Arctic is about 5 million square kilometres.

Over 2.5 million people live in this area. It makes up around 40% of the entire population of the Arctic.

The Arctic zone of Russia forms a fifth of the federal budget revenues.


9 regions, including 4 entire Russian federal subjects: Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Murmansk Region.

45 municipal entities of 5 Russian federal subjects: Republic of Karelia, Komi Republic, Arkhangelsk Region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

83% of natural gas

produced in Russia

17% of oil

produced in Russia

17% of all oil produced in Russia comes from the Arctic region. Plans are to bring this figure up to 25% by 2035.
By 2035, the volume of production of liquefied natural gas in the Russian Arctic will exceed 90 million tons.
26 million tons of cargo were shipped via the Northeast Passage in 2019. Cargo shipping volumes are set to reach 150 million tons by 2035.
The annual volume of investments in the environmental protection and management in the Russian Arctic zone will increase by 4 times by 2035.
Salaries in the Arctic are 1.6 times higher than the Russian average. The goal is to create over 200 thousand jobs with more attractive employment terms by 2035.
By 2030, 100% of households will have broadband Internet connection.

State Arctic policy

On 13 July 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the array of federal laws on the system of preferences in the Arctic. The array prepared by the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic includes the Federal Law 'On State Support of Entrepreneurship in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation', amendments to Part Two of the Tax Code of the Russian Federation related to the adoption thereof and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation.

Foundations of the Russian national policy in the Arctic until 2035

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11 October 2021 A multipurpose arctic transport ship for the Northern Sea Route is being developed in Russia

"Ivan Papanin" will be high-speed in its ship class and will be able to overcome ice up to 2.1 m thick

6 October 2021 Trutnev: more than 4,000 Arctic hectare applications received in 2 months

Over 4 thousand applications for the Arctic hectare were received in two months, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev reported in the Federation Council on Wednesday when speaking on the implementation of the Arctic Zone development strategy.

Far Eastern hectare
5 October 2021 The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic and Rosatom jointly prepared a project of scheduled shipping along the NSR

Aleksey Chekunkov, the head of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic, said that starting from 2022 the nuclear-powered LASH carrier Sevmorput will perform voyages at least three times a year with a return to the point of departure

4 October 2021 ASI and the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and the Arctic to Work on Staffing the Far East and the Arctic Economy
24 September 2021 Companies in the Arctic to receive RUB 980 million for insurance premium reimbursement in 2022–2024 Economy