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.

bear island

The nature reserve will be located on an archipelago in the East Siberian Sea.


Sealant of high durability that can be used in aircraft and shipbuilding, suited for arctic climate and high temperatures, was developed by scientists of the RT-Chemcomposite holding (Rostec company).

Iceland chairmanship

The Arctic Council published a report by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials. It is dedicated to the first year of the Icelandic chairmanship (2019-2021). The Arctic Council is an international organization promoting cooperation in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development in the Arctic. In the years 2021-2023, the Russian Federation will accept the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.


The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic and scientists are contemplating to restore a monitoring system that would allow them to look at the condition of permafrost in the Russian Arctic and forecast the risks of its degrading. According to the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic minister, a draft plan to restore such a system should be prepared by the end of the year.

komunalnyi most podsvetka

Dear friends, the Northern Forum Secretariat congratulates you on the Day of Russia!

June 12, 1990 is one of the most important historical dates as it commemorates a starting point for the modern history of the Russian statehood. On June 12, 1990 the first gathering of deputies of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic adopted the "Declaration on State Sovereignty of the RSFSR". June 12 became national holiday since 1992 as "Day of the adoption of the Declaration on State Sovereignty of Russia." On the same day, the first open elections of the President of Russia took place.