OASS 2020

This year, the 3rd Arctic School of the North-Eastern Federal University and the Northern Forum took place online. The school was held from July 27 to August 7, 2020.

Indigenous day

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated annually on 9 August in recognition of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, held in Geneva in 1982.

Vladimir Vasiliev 2

By the offer of the Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Aysen Nikolaev, the Regional Coordinators Committee approved Vladimir Vasiliev, the Acting Executive Director of the Northern Forum, who worked as Minister for Federal Relations and External Relations, Head of the Department for External Relations, First Deputy Minister for External Relations and Ethnic Affairs of Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

Online arctic summer school 2020 


On July 27, the 3rd Arctic Summer School of the North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosov and the Northern Forum International Organization was opened. The event is held online with the participation of students from seven countries of the world.

Mikhail Degtyarev

President Vladimir Putin has appointed Mikhail Degtyarev, a State Duma deputy from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, as the interim governor of the Khabarovsk Krai.


A group of Chinese scientists has started the 11th expedition to the Arctic region aboard the first polar ice-breaker Xue Long 2 (Snow Dragon 2) built in China, the Xinhua News Agency reports.

WG meeting

On July 15, 2020, a meeting of the Northern Forum Working Groups was held for the first time in online format.


July 15, 1929 is the day of the formation of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. It became the first national district in the Far North of Russia. From 1930 to 1977 - the Nenets National District, in 1977 it was renamed the Nenets Autonomous District. In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation of 1993, NAO became a subject within the state.


On June 22, 2020, a meeting of the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee was held online on Zoom platform.


The head of the Rosatom State Corporation, Alexei Likhachev, reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin that in 2019, the volume of traffic along the Northern Sea Route amounted to 5.5 million tons, and in 2020 it could exceed 30 million tons.


US President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to develop a program to build a polar icebreaking fleet for the Arctic and Antarctic.


Today, on June 17th Iceland is celebrating Independence Day. This holiday is also called Icelandic National Day or simply 'the seventeenth of June'. The day marks Iceland's independence from Denmark.