Funding for research in the Arctic and Antarctic will increase


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Funding for research in the Arctic and Antarctic regions in 2019-2021 years is planned to increase to one billion rubles. It is reported TASS with reference to Deputy Minister of science and higher education Sergey Kuzmin.

“Increasing forwarding activity, including in the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic, additional funds are allocated for the next three years — more than one billion,” — said Kuzmin at a General meeting of heads of universities and research institutes in St. Petersburg. He noted that this amount is already incorporated in the draft budget.

According to the Deputy Minister, the growth of the cost of conducting Arctic scientific research amounted to 1.05 billion rubles. About 1.14 billion will be spent over three years on the content of the research fleet.

At the end of October it became known that the militants established a working group on the creation of tourist infrastructure in the Arctic zone. Before social projects.

In early October, the intention to develop Arctic tourism, said the United shipbuilding Corporation (USC) said that they are going to build a few dozen cruise icebreakers that can be used, including for research purposes.

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