Non-Arctic regions residents receive every fifth 'hectare in the Arctic'15 March 2022
About 20% of free land plots applications under the Hectare in the Arctic programme were filed by residents of the non-Arctic regions of Russia, as stated by the Far East Development Corporation (FEDC). 1 February 2022 was the day the programme opened for all Russians to participate. Over a period of just more than a month, about 2 thousand applications from Russians living outside the Arctic were received, while the entire number of applications amounted to 10 thousand.
Plots in the Murmansk Region and the Republic of Karelia are in great demand, attracting more than half of all the applications submitted. These territories offer a wide array of plots, with 712 thousand hectares available in the Murmansk Region and 337 thousand — in the Republic of Karelia.
'Hectares in the Arctic' are given out in the Murmansk Region, the Nenets Autonomous Area, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, as well as in the municipal districts of the Arkhangelsk Region, the Komi Republic and the Republic of Karelia.
More than 1 million hectares are available to citizens for choosing land plots online through the ГектарвАрктике.РФ portal, integrated with the НаДальнийВосток.РФ federal information system.
You can get land in a month according to a simplified procedure instead of six months. To apply, you need to log in to the site using the State Services account and select the land on the interactive map. According to the law on "hectare," a citizen himself determines the form, area and permitted type of activity on the site. Individually, you can take a land plot of up to 1 hectare, and according to an application from a team of up to 10 people – up to 10 hectares, and for each member of the group there should be no more than 1 hectare. For example, it is possible to take 10 acres to build a house or store, or 10 hectares for a tourist project.