Members of the Northern Forum

Viktor Aleksandrovich Tolokonsky

 

"A core value of the North and Arctic are people, who live under extreme conditions and create unique environmental, economic and cultural space"

Viktor Tolokonskiy,
Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai

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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.

Over 150 people attended the ceremony to watch flags beautifully laid on polar snow. The ceremony was hosted by a well-known known TV presenter Nikolai Drozdov (порядокслов), chairman of the international environmental movement "the Living Planet".

"Flags were made out of a special high-tech synthetic fabrics for the best demostration Arctic conditions at low temperature and wind, were consolidated into four large paintings: two with 30 flags, one with 12 and another with 17 flags. Three separate large cloth are Russia, Serbia and Norway. Emblems of socially responsible Russian corporations joined the flags, including trust "Arctic coal.

During the WW2, Arctic was heavily used as a battlefield, with Nazi Germany fighting for control over Norway, Russian North and attempting to permanently shut lend-lease shipping from Great Britain to the Soviet Union. The conquest of the Russian North was one of the most important strategic goals of the German command during the WW2. German-Soviet warfare in the North has begun as early as the night of June 22, 1941 and only ended in the fall of 1944 with retreating German troops.

This place was the only sector of the Soviet-German front, where the enemy troops were stopped a few dozen kilometers inside of the state border of the USSR.

21 Sep 2017
Northern Forum attends Arctic Energy Summit in Helsinki

The 4th Arctic Energy Summit took place in Helsinki on September 18-20. The Summit is an endorsed project [ ... ]

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01 Aug 2017
RCC meeting report, Khanty-Mansiysk, June 29 - July 1, 2017

The report on RCC meeting held in Khanty-Mansiysk on June 29 - July 1, 2017, is now available here.

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01 Aug 2017
Mikhail Pogodaev met with the US Consul General

In July 20th, 2017 in Yakutsk, the Executive Director of the Northern Forum, Mikhail Pogodaev, met with [ ... ]

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06 Jul 2017
Regional Coordinators meeting concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk

From June 29 to July 2, 2017 a meeting of the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee was held [ ... ]

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06 Jul 2017
Halldór Jóhannsson: In Iceland, there are many myths and beliefs related to water

At the International Oblas (hollowed log boat) Rowing Competitions that ended the day before, athletes [ ... ]

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26 Jun 2017
The Northern Forum Regional Coordinators to meet in Khanty-Mansiysk

The regular meeting of the Northern Forum Regional Coordinators Committee will be held from June 29 [ ... ]

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08 Jun 2017
Panel Discussion on US-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic

The panel discussion on US-Russia cooperation in the Arctic was held on May 14, 2017, within the North [ ... ]

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08 Jun 2017
Arctic Film Festival

Film Festival took place in Anchorage Museum on May 14 within the North by North events in Anchorage, [ ... ]

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