Twenty one milliard rubles will be allocated for cleaning of the Russian Arctic next year
14:14 13 октября 2014
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21 milliard rubles from the federal budget will be allocated next year for cleaning of the Russian Arctic. This information was given on the international scientific conference «Competitive potential of the northern and arctic regions» in Archangelsk by the deputy director of the Institute of geography at the RAS Arkady Tishkov.
As he underlines, big attention is paid during the latest time to the problem of cleaning of arctic territories. As IA «Regnum» informs, in the beginning of October more than 5000 tons of wastes collected by ecologists on Franz Joseph Land were delivered to Archangelsk. Another consignment of metal and building wastes was brought to the big land in August. Volunteers from Yamal also participated in cleaning of the Arctic.
Also Arkady Tishkov notes the necessity to research northern territories. In his opinion, research of the Arctic was started 20 years after perestroika, and predominantly other countries were busy with it. 43 percents of the arctic sector are still unstudied. Therefore, it is very important to develop and to support activity of expeditions, as the deputy director of the institute of geography at the RAS underlines.