Italian bikers collect humanitarian aid for children of DonbassSociety & Culture September 22, 11:21
At least 1,000 buildings in Russia targeted by hoax bomb threats over weekSociety & Culture September 22, 10:38
Lavrov and UN chief clarify Russia’s initiative on security mission to DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 10:05
Russia's top diplomat urges UN to assist in building fair and democratic worldRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 8:53
Diplomat notes shift in attitude towards Russia's proposals at UN General AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 8:05
Kim Jong Un compares Trump’s speech to declaration of war, vows tough responseWorld September 22, 7:20
Washington accuses Russia and Syria of civilian casualties in airstrikes on Idlib, HamaWorld September 22, 7:17
US move to quit Iran nuclear deal to send wrong signal to North Korea — Russia’s UN envoyWorld September 22, 6:39
Moscow welcomes reform of UN’s anti-terrorism activities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 3:53
ARKHANGELSK, August 21 (Itar-Tass) - An international conference on problems of preventing and eliminating after-effects of emergencies in the Arctic, including oil spills, will be held in Nayan-Mar, the capital of the Nenets Autonomous Area (NAA) on Wednesday.
An official in the press service of the NAA administration has told Itar-Tass the forum will be conducted by Russian Ministry for Emergencies (EMERCOM) and will be attended by representatives of the North-Western and Far Eastern regional centers of EMERCOM, the Border Service of the Russian Federal Security Service, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ministries of Transport, Economic Development, Energy, and Natural Resources, by executives of major mineral development companies operating in Russia's Arctic zone, and by foreign experts from Canada, the United States, Norway, and Finland.
The press service official said that they expect to discuss matters aimed at developing a safety system in the Arctic zone of Russia, especially of the work of EMERCOM territorial departments in the NAA territory and possible risks of anthropogenic emergencies that occur during the development, production and transportation of hydrocarbon fuel.
A Canadian Transport Ministry official, in particular, will report on aviation monitoring systems in Canadian Arctic, and a U.S. Coast Guard (CG) officer will speak about strategic prospects for CG activities in the Arctic zone. Participants in the conference will also find out more about Russian technologies for prevention and elimination of oil spills in the Arctic.
Anton Vassilyev, the Russian Foreign Ministry's roving ambassador and Russia’s representative at the Arctic Council, is confident that the international conference in Naryan-Mar "will be held in a warm and businesslike atmosphere which will enable participants to share experience and to discuss substantively the topical issues of ensuring the use of economic potential of the Arctic without doing damage or causing irreparable losses".