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1st Edition

Russia's Far North
The Contested Energy Frontier

ISBN 9780367438531
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
270 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Russian Far North is immensely rich in resources, both energy and other resources, and is also one of the least developed regions of Russia. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the region. It examines resource issues and the related environmental problems, considers the Arctic and the problems of sea routes, maritime boundaries and military build-up, assesses economic development, and considers the ethnic peoples of the region and also cultural and artistic subjects. Overall, the book provides a rich appraisal of how the region is likely to develop in future.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contested Russian Arctic

Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen

Part 1: Energy and economy

Chapter 1. Economic Development of the Arctic Regions of Russia

Shinichiro Tabata, Tomoko Tabata

Chapter 2. Perspectives of Oil and Gas Development in the Russian Arctic

Masumi Motomura

Chapter 3. Northern Sea Route (NSR) shipping, current status and its feasibility

Natsuhiko Otsuka, Toru Tamura, Masahiko Furuichi

Chapter 4. Planning for a Sustainable Arctic: Regional development in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia)

Daria Gritsenko, Elena Efimova

Part 2: Diplomacy and security

Chapter 5. The Twofold Development of the Arctic – where do the Arctic states stand?

Lassi Heininen

Chapter 6. Potential transboundary maritime energy disputes in the Arctic: the Russian perspective

Valery Konyshev, Alexander Sergunin

Chapter 7. Examining the execution of Russian military-security policies and programs in the Arctic

Pavel K. Baev

Part 3: Business and environment

Chapter 8. Russian Arctic Development and Environmental Discourse

Masahiro Tokunaga

Chapter 9. Are Finnish Firms Willing to Explore the Russian Maritime and Offshore Industry? Perceptions of Finnish SMEs of the Russian Market and Export Collaboration

Hanna Mäkinen, Eini Haaja

Chapter 10. Cutting through Channels: Local Entrepreneurship of Indigenous Actors in Arctic Russia

Masanori Goto

Chapter 11. Disappearing White Fish and Remaining Black Fish in the Lower Ob’ River and Its Tributaries: Conflict over the Use of Fish Resources between Indigenous People and Non-locals

Yuka Oishi

Part 4: Identity and community

Chapter 12. Telling domestic and international policy stories: The case of Russian Arctic policy

Daria Gritsenko, Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen

Chapter 13. Simulating Sovereignty: The Role of the Arctic in Constructing Russian Post-Imperial Identity

Sergei Medvedev

Chapter 14. The Arctic in Russia's Fin-de-Siècle Imagination: The Paintings and Writings of Aleksandr Borisov

Otto Boele

Chapter 15. The image of the Russian North in I.Bilibin’s creative work

Dmitry Baranov

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Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen is a Professor in Russian Energy Policy at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Shinichiro Tabata is a Professor at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University

Daria Gritsenko is an Assistant Professor at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

Masanori Goto is a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University