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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, April 24, 2015, Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting took place in Iqaluit last week, gathering eight Arctic nations and leaders of indigenous NGOs. This was the final meeting for Canada as a Chair state for the organization and inaugural for the United States. The Northern Forum has an Observer status in the Arctic Council, therefore it was represented on this meeting by the Acting Executive Director Mikhail Pogodaev.

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Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic Report (AACA) workshop took place in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on premises of the Arctic and Antarctic science research institute. The workshop took its place on April 13-16 and gathered authors and working group members on this project. Mikhail Pogodaev was invited as an expert to work on chapters 2 and 6.

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Today we witness rapid changes that occur Worldwide and modern trends of change inevitably affect the Arctic. Global challenges require joint and indeed global solutions - and global community is built upon nothing, but smaller localities, or regions. This is why Local dimension of the global affairs is vital; it is the Local response to the global challenges that builds up an international trend and affects life of all nations concerned. 

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The Secretariat has gathered all project participants and coordinators located in Sakha for a regular Project Coordinators meeting. This event is held to maintain information exchange and renew project statuses held under the auspices of the Northern Forum. More than 30 people attended the meeting, which took place on April 7, 2015.

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There were some scary moments Tuesday on a Denver-bound Icelandair flight after lightning struck, blasting a hole in the nose of the plane.

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Svalbard, April 5 - RIA news, Alexander Kovalev, National flags of Russia and all 85 territorial entities of the Russian Federation, Norway and Serbia also overall record size of more than 1.5 thousand square meters were deployed at the same time to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War near the North Pole.

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Mikhail Pogodaev is the new Acting Executive Director of Northern Forum

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Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko praised the chances of Khanty-Mansiysk to spend in 2020 Biathlon World Championships.

360 alaska oil 0510Oil production in the American sector of the Arctic is strictly regulated, so the oil companies more profitable to work in other Arctic countries. This was stated by the CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson in an interview with the Associated Press. His words are quoted by TASS.

image-17-03-15-9-31ааSakha delegation has met Gangwon Province top officials during a visit that took place on March 15-18, 2015. The Sakha delegation was led by the Federative and External Relations Minister Vladimir Vasiliev. He was accompanied by a “Yakutia” Technopark Director Anatoly Semionov, “Yakutia” airline Deputy Director on Strategic Development Dmitry Timofeye and Deputy Director on Marketing Grigory Reshetnikov.

takahashi 01Candidates backed by the Democratic Party of Japan, the nation’s largest opposition party, are set to challenge incumbents supported by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in two of the 10 gubernatorial elections to be held during the quadrennial unified local elections.

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Scientists have made a unique discovery in Sakha - they found the remains of a baby woolly rhinoceros, who lived at the late Pleistocene era, which began about two million years ago and ended more than 10 thousand. Years ago.