The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic will present a draft development strategy for the Arctic zone to 2035 by 1 December 2019. Expert at the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PORA), member of the Association of Polar Explorers, and Roscongress Foundation blog author Andrei Ivanov looks at why the government is prioritizing the region, and what needs to be done to ensure that the Arctic realizes its potential.
Russia in the Arctic is entering a new era, which can be called the second wave of exploration. The romantics era task was to establish an extractive industry. The modern times are calling for the development of the resource and transport potential of the macro region.