The main topics of the issue:
The portfolio of the Russian Arctic’s projects has received another prospect – the Kamennomysskoye-More field. Scheduled to be put into operation in 2025, it puzzles the domestic oil industry with its complexity and scale.(16) Outlook
August 15, 2018, Chairman of the Russian Government Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution authorizing the launch of the concession agreement with NLR Ltd. for the purpose of the Northern Latitudinal Railway, the project to construct Obskaya – Salekhard – Nadym – Pangody – Korotchaevo railway and its related infrastructure.(20) Trends
Until recently, the majority of industrial projects in the Arctic made use of petroleum products and coal as fuels for transportation and energy supply. Today’s environmental requirements, however, urge new solutions.(38) Transport
The green sea of taiga and the whiteness of the Arctic ice are best to be observed from a bird’s eye view. In the localities reigned by frost and devoid of road net-works, aviation comes not only as the fastest and the safest but also the only af-fordable means of transport.(44) Development
Arctic tourism came into the spotlight in 2009, about the time when the Russian Arctic National Park was set up. Still, it enjoys very lit-tle popularity among the Russian travelers as compared to the Arctic tourism figures of Scandinavia.(68) History
The story of how northerners, the Pomors, appeared to be the first ex-plorers of the Russian Arctic has been the subject of many scholarly and popular articles. Yet, only few know that the culture of the Arc-tic navigation originates from far inland, the area far off the White Sea Coast.