Members of the Northern Forum

SM Pilyasov

“We have approved the Lapland project and have treated it with care. I would emphasize three ideas that are the cornerstone of this document: traditions as the backbone <…>, reasonable ambition <…> and becoming a ‘smart organization”.


Alexander Pilyasov,

General Director, Regional Consulting Institute; Director, North and Arctic Economics Centre for the Study of Productive Forces

21 Aug 2019
Iceland's Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque


Mourners have gathered in Iceland to commemorate the loss of Okjokull, which has died at the age of about 700.

The glacier was officially declared dead in 2014 when it was no longer thick enough [ ... ]

20 Aug 2019
The 1st President of Yakutia visited Northern Forum Secretariat


On August, 19th 2019, Mikhail Efimovich Nikolaev - 1st President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) from 1991 to 2002 and one of the founding fathers of Northern Forum (NF) visited the NF Secretariat [ ... ]

19 Aug 2019
Northern Sea Route rated one of the world’s top adventure cruises

Wanderlust, a UK travel magazine, has made a list of the top 20 adventure cruises in the world, and included the Northern Sea Route.

According to Wanderlust, the voyage takes 25 [ ... ]

19 Aug 2019
World's largest airship offers spectacular journey through the North Pole

Airlander 10 is a clear indication that the airships, which were to become the main form of air transport after the Second World War, are returning to favorites and will soon become a popular form of [ ... ]

16 Aug 2019
The Arctic Summer School 2019: what has been done


From July 29 to August 15, North-Eastern Federal University held the Arctic Summer School in Yakutsk, co-organized by the Northern Forum and Korea Maritime Institute, Seoul. For the past three [ ... ]

15 Aug 2019
Lightning struck near the North Pole 48 times. It's not normal.

A warmer Arctic, in general, provided the fuel for lightning-producing thunderheads to move north.

Lightning happens all the time, but certain parts of the world get far less of it than others, including [ ... ]

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