Arctic - Territory of Dialogue, the first major conference of the Russian Geographic Society, will be held in Moscow on September 22-23.
Recent developments in the Arctic, such as the discovery of new oil deposits off Greenland and border delimitation expeditions in the Arctic by various nations, suggest it is time to begin a serious dialogue on the region. Russia intends to do just this with the forum The Artic - Territory of Dialogue.read more
The forum, organized by the Russian Geographic Society, will be held in Moscow on September 22-23. Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti is the forumís sponsor and operator. The main issues on the forumís agenda will include: current problems of the Arctic in the context of national interests and international dialogue, preservation of the regionís environment and development of the Arcticís natural resources.
The forum is expected to be attended by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is chairman of the Russian Geographic Societyís board of trustees, Monacoís Prince Albert II, and Icelandís President Olafur Grimsson. The forumís program incudes presentations from researchers and experts from Russia, Canada, the United States and Scandinavian countries. As well as Moeller, Moscow State University rector Viktor Sadovnichy, Russian presidentís adviser on climate change Alexander Bedritsky, LUKoil president and CEO Vagit Alekperov, and well-known Arctic explorer Artur Chilingarov, an associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and special representative of the Russian president for international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, will address the forum.
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