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Arctic Circumpolar Civilization

Philosophical Approaches to the Concept

Sviatoslav Shachin

In their 2016 book, Vinokurova U.A. and Y.V. Yakovets (2016) systematically develop the results of many years of work leading to the proposal of the concept of “Arctic circumpolar civilization.” The authors insist that simply including the Arctic

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Prospects of Development for Urban Areas in the Russian Arctic

Igor Popov

Atendency to colonize the Arctic is considered as one of the main trends of Russian history ( Laruelle 2012 ), and the development of the Arctic was one of the foremost political and economic topics of the Soviet Union. The special projects for

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Climate Justice and Intersectionality in the Arctic

Doris Friedrich

The impact of climate change in the Arctic, which is warming twice as fast as the global average (AMAP 2017; Naylor et al. 2019 ; Walsh 2014 ), is predicted to be greater than in any other part of the planet (ACIA 2005). Its effects are myriad

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Arctic “Laboratory” of Food Resources in the Allaikhovskii District of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Nikolai Goncharov

. The district is in the Arctic, in the far northeastern corner of the Republic ( Fig. 2 ). From the north it is bordered by the waters of the East Siberian Sea and the Laptev Sea. The distance from the center of the Republic—the city of Yakutsk—to the

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Indigenous Urbanization in Russia's Arctic

The Case of Nenets Autonomous Region

Marya Rozanova

Urbanization is one of the most significant trends in the modern world. By 2050, approximately 68 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas (up from 55 percent in 2018). Russia, including its Arctic regions, is no

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Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property Law

Anatoly N. Sleptsov, Irina A. Sleptsova, Antonina A. Vinokurova, and Alina A. Nakhodkina

In the age of globalization, as intellectual property rights have grown in importance, the Internet has proliferated, and new indigenous knowledge has become available, awareness of the insecurity of indigenous peoples of the Russian Arctic

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Protecting Indigenous Rights from Mining Companies

The Case of Ethnological Expertise in Yakutia

Violetta Gassiy

Russia's vast territory and its rich subsoil have been pivotal to the country's economic development since Soviet times. With changing resources and in a global market, Moscow is now focused on the Arctic and subarctic, which are expected to

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Dreams of Prosperity – Enactments of Growth

The Rise and Fall of Farming in Varanger

Marianne Elisabeth Lien

were seen as inefficient in relation to welfare and prosperity. As I have travelled through this Arctic landscape in winter, when winds can pull you over and halt any attempts to move outside, I have often wondered how it could occur to Paus that

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Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic

Das Sein bestimmt das Bewusstsein?

Nikolai Vakhtin

This special issue of Sibirica arose from a 2015 panel that was part of the annual conference at the European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP). The panel—Mobility and Infrastructure in the Russian Arctic: Das Sein bestimmt das

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Border Digs in the Circumpolar North

Tracing Embodied Sites at the Intersection of Gender, Sexuality, and Race

Jean Balestrery

This article centers lived experiences of strength and struggle across social identity borders in the Circumpolar North. It explores through an intersectional lens the reality of individuals living in the Arctic who self-identify as women, LGBTQ