The XIII International Forum

December 7-8, 2023, St.Petersburg

Arctic: today and the future




«Nornickel» is the world’s largest producer of high-grade nickel and palladium, and one of the world’s leading producers of platinum and copper. The Company produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.

«Nornickel» is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals, production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals.

The main Russian production units of «Nornickel» are include: the Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel, Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company and Bystrinsky GOK (Bystrinsky mining and processing plant), located in the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District of Trans-Baikal Territory.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta belonging to the Group is the only nickel refining plant in Finland.

Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, USA and Switzerland.

When determining the strategy for its global operations and future development, «Nornickel» is focused on compliance with all social and environmental responsibility principles in the various countries in which it operates, which is essential for ensuring sustainable and efficient business development.



JSC VTB Bank, its subsidiary banks and financial organisations (VTB Group) is an international financial group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services and products in Russia, the CIS, and select countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

VTB Bank provides a full range of banking services through a wide network of branches. Its subsidiary organisations offer insurance, leasing, factoring and other financial services.

VTB Group has the most extensive international network of any Russian bank, with more than 20 banks and financial companies in 18 countries.

The Group was the second largest financial group in Russia by assets and by customer accounts.

The Government of the Russian Federation is VTB Group’s main shareholder and owns 60.9% of the voting shares through the Federal Property Management Agency.

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NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.

The Company ranks among the top three public companies globally in terms of proved natural gas reserves and is a Top 10 global company in terms of natural gas production.

Developing competitive LNG producing facilities is the key strategic focus of the Company.

Yamal LNG being implemented in the Yamal Peninsula (Russia) is the Company's largest project. It is an integrated project for the production, liquefaction and sales of natural gas.

In 2019, a natural gas liquefaction and transshipment complex was commissioned in Vysotsk (Leningrad Region, Russia), and the investment decision was made to implement the Arctic LNG 2 Project. In the Murmansk Region, the Company is establishing a gravity-based structures construction center for its future LNG projects.


Non-profit organisation Polar Foundation

Non-profit organisation Polar Foundation was established in 2000 by a group of scientists, polar researchers and the Association of Polar Explorers, an Interregional Public Organisation. The main purpose of the Foundation is joining and coordinating resources for solving scientific problems of exploration and development of polar, circumpolar and northern regions. Arthur Chilingarov, an outstanding polar explorer, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia, acts as the President of the Foundation from the very beginning.


«Creating transport accessibility in the Arctic:
rail, road and inland water transport»


Russian Railways is one of the largest rail companies in the world and one of the TOP-3 of the world rail industry leaders with huge passenger and freight transportation volumes, high financial ratings, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction facilities, experience in international cooperation.

100% of the company stock belongs to the Russian Federation.

The mission is to meet the market demand for transportation services, increase efficiency, quality of services and deep integration into the Eurasian transport system.


«Unmanned and robotics technologies for the Arctic: theory and practice»


PTC KAMAZ is a leader of Russian market; it is included in the world top-20 heavy duty trucks manufacturers.

KAMAZ trucks are operating in more than 80 countries. Throughout 15 years the company has been recognized the best exporter of Russia in Automotive branch industry.

The model line-up covers all range of trucks with gross vehicle weight from 12 up to 97 tons. KAMAZ chassis of more than 20 main models are widely used as special purpose trucks for many branches of economy. More than 64 components bodybuilders cooperate with the KAMAZ company.

Joint ventures opened by KAMAZ in partnership with leading foreign truck producers and component suppliers are working very successfully: ZF-Kama (transmission), Knorr-Bremse Kama (braking systems), Federal Mogul Naberezhnye Chelny (cylinders and pistons), CUMMINS KAMA (engines).

The KAMAZ-MASTER team became the winner of Dakar motor rally 18 times.

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RIA Novosti

RIA Novosti is Russia's leading news agency and news website. It is part of the Rossiya Segodnya media group. Correspondent network of RIA Novosti covers more than 100 cities around the world. The agency is the most quoted media outlet in social networks. The website has an audience of more than 6 million users daily. The total audience of RIA Novosti in Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Instagram and Youtube exceeds 9.5 million subscribers.

TAR-TASS News Agency

TASS is Russia's state information agency, founded in 1904.

TASS subscribers, including Russian and foreign media, federal and regional government bodies, have access to a wide range of 60 news feeds and topic-oriented services both in Russian and English.

TASS publishes about 1,500 news items and more than 500 photographs and videos from correspondents in Russia and across the world daily, forming a complete and objective picture of events. Sixty-three offices in 60 countries, regional centers and correspondent offices in Russia ensure the agency's operation, enabling TASS to quickly receive information from any corner of the globe.

TASS Photo Bank has the largest collection of news snapshots among CIS news services, containing more than 28 million images, works by TASS correspondents, partners and the agency's archive materials since the beginning of the 20th century.

TASS archives contain more than 10 million documents.

TASS Now and TASS Calendar apps are available for smartphone users.

TASS special projects have received numerous awards at Russian and international professional contests.

The agency has press centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. TASS annually organizes more than a thousand press conferences, and educational and business events both in Russia and abroad in various formats. TASS maintains partnerships with more than 60 news agencies around the world. The news service is a member of global and regional media organizations.

Almost 2,000 employees worldwide ensure the agency's operation in real time.