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Conference "Open Arctic" is held in Moscow
On the first day of the festival "Days of the Arctic in Moscow", the scientific conference "Open Arctic" was opened at the Central House of Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The conference program includes four sessions: “Comprehensive study of the Arctic - the basis for sustainable development of the region”, “Rational environmental management in the Arctic region”, “Prospects for geological study and development of the mineral resource base of the Arctic zone”, “Arctic: yesterday, today tomorrow”.
Topical issues of development of the Arctic territories are discussed by representatives of science, public organizations, experts from Russia, as well as foreign countries - Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Iceland, the Czech Republic.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin addressed the participants of the festival with a welcoming speech. “During serious professional discussions, Russian and foreign participants will discuss topics related to the development of the Arctic, the preservation of its richest historical, ethnographic and cultural heritage, and the implementation of large investment projects. I am sure that the festival will contribute to solving urgent, demanded problems of the comprehensive development of the Arctic territories. Will serve to strengthen public, humanitarian dialogue in this important area. It will become a platform for new useful projects and initiatives, ”the President's welcoming telegram says.
21 November, within the framework of the conference, a plenary session will be held with the participation of the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, Sergey Donskoy.