The state Corporation “Rosatom” by the middle of 2015 will prepare a draft Federal target programme for research and technological support in the field of Arctic exploration, reported RIA Novosti Deputy head of Rosatom Vyacheslav Pershukov.
“By the middle of next year should prepare this project. There will be suggestions on how we see the scientific-technological support of the Arctic,” said Pershukov.
In recent years, Russia has embarked on an active economic development of its Northern territories, including the production of hydrocarbons, as well as the development of the Northern sea route, which is increasingly becoming an >
To protect Russian interests in the Arctic sent a package of measures, including military nature, given the increased attention to the region from the countries-members of NATO.
Currently, under the auspices of “Rosatom” there is an active discussion of the possible applications of technologies and products, created by the Russian nuclear industry, for the Arctic.
As reported by the Ministry of emergency situations, the total value of minerals concentrated in the Arctic region of Russia, more than 30 trillion dollars. Gradually, the center of gravity of the oil and gas Russia will be displaced on the shelf of the Arctic seas, according to the Ministry.