Vladimir Putin takes a decree on the country’s managing rights in the Arctic
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the Fundamentals of the RF state policy in the Arctic until 2035.
According to the decree, the Fundamentals are a strategic planning document in the field of ensuring the country’s security and are designed to protect the national interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic. The document defines “goals, main directions and tasks, as well as mechanisms for implementing the state policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic.”
The main national interests of Russia in the Arctic include ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, “preserving the Arctic as a territory of the world, a stable and mutually beneficial partnership”, ensuring a high quality of life for the population, developing the Arctic zone as a strategic resource base and its rational use to accelerate the RF economic growth, development of the Northern Sea Route as a competitive national transport communication on the world market; environmental protection, protection of the original habitat and traditional lifestyle of indigenous peoples.
The main challenges in ensuring national security in the Arctic are the attempts of a number of states to revise the provisions of international treaties governing economic and other activities in the Arctic, the incompleteness of the international legal delimitation of sea spaces, the obstruction of the Russian Federation from conducting legitimate economic or other activities in the Arctic by foreign states or international organizations, increased conflict potential in the region, discrediting the activities of the Russian Federation in the Arctic.