The Arctic territories that are rich in natural resources have recently become an important place of international development and geopolitical interests. In the foreseeable future “all across the Arctic, changes in climate will create new vulnerabilities for infrastructure and present new design challenges.
So, the development in the Arctic is heavily troubled by political and legal risks. In addition, “the intense cold for much of the year, long periods of near-total darkness, the potential ice-pack damage to offshore facilities, the marshy tundra dictating seasonal activity in many areas and the limited biological activity all will take a huge toll on equipment and personnel.
Russia will adopt this year a new strategy for the development of the Russian Arctic until 2035, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
This year Russian government is going to draft and adopt a new strategy for the development of the Russian Arctic up to 2035. It is to combine measures stipulated in our national projects and state programs, the investment plans of infrastructure companies and programs for developing Arctic regions and cities.( Collapse )