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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.

Regions

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

Development
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.
Development
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.
Development
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

About the Arctic

News

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16 July 2021 Russian Arctic zone resident to build and modernise several objects of the Arkhangelsk heat supply system

41 companies in the region have become residents of the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation. The total investment in their projects is over RUB 2 bn.

Arkhangelsk
15 July 2021 'Norilsk of the future': architects from all over the world to develop the city's renovation strategy

The Norilsk renovation project is aimed at improving the citizens' quality of life and is closely linked to the development of the city's main employer and the Krasnoyarsk Territory in general.

Norilsk
14 July 2021 Chukotka's new recreation centre: The Land of True People

The project is aimed at offering recreation and entertainment activities to attract more tourists to the region.

Chukotka
13 July 2021 Three more companies in the Murmansk Region become residents of the Russian Arctic Zone Murmansk
24 December 2020 Chibis: active in the Arctic the benefits of increased investment, despite the pandemic Investment