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Large-Scale Hydrocarbon-Related Industrial Projects in Russia's Coastal Regions

The Risks Arising from the Absence of Strategic Environmental Assessment

Vassily Spiridonov

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia has monitored several large-scale hydrocarbon extraction and transportation projects on the Russian shelf, revealing the chaotic nature of this large-scale industrial activity. An analysis of the early stages of project implementation has shown that, contrary to the claims of project designers, the projects are starting to have diverse, tangible, and often negative impacts on the natural and human environments. Risks can be grouped as follows: the loss of or damage to unique natural and cultural phenomena, major accidents, and indirect and cumulative effects on the environment or human communities. The author argues that completion of a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) before these projects began may have helped to significantly reduce these risks, and considers possibilities for institutional development of SEA in Russia, based on trans-sectoral partnership.

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Dreams of Prosperity – Enactments of Growth

The Rise and Fall of Farming in Varanger

Marianne Elisabeth Lien

Varanger peninsula, as seen through relics of the past in the present. Varanger is the most eastern part of Finnmark county, bordering Finland to the south, Russia to the east, and the Barents Sea to the north. Seventy-one degrees north, 30 degrees east, is

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Forced Immobility

Undocumented Migrants, Boats, Brussels, and Islands

Godfrey Baldacchino

plane wreck. See Piers Paul Read, Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors (New York: Open Road Publications, 1974); (3) the Russian missile submarine Kursk was lost on 12 August 2000, when it sank in the Barents Sea, killing all 118 personnel on board

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Indigenous Urbanization in Russia's Arctic

The Case of Nenets Autonomous Region

Marya Rozanova

that, combined with the loss of indigenous knowledge and herding skills, caused the mass deaths of reindeers on Kolguyev Island in the southeastern Barents Sea and the abnormally warm winter of 2017–2018, its effects are still often perceived as weather

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Narrating the Second World War

History Textbooks and Nation Building in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

Lina Klymenko

Moldova, and the retreat of the German troops from Transcarpathian Ukraine and the Baltic region. 48 The textbook subsequently highlights the restoration of the Soviet Union’s border from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, 49 and emphasizes the

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Making Sense of the Remote Areas

Films and Stories from a Tundra Village

Petia Mankova

to the villagers. The population of the village is represented as indigenous Sami (while only a minor part is actually Sami), and the threat refers to the plans of development of Shtokman field in the Barents Sea and the mining projects in the Khibiny

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Ivory Carving in Yakutia

National Identity and Processes of Acculturation

Zinaida I. Ivanova-Unarova and Liubov R. Alekseeva

in the seventeenth century in the Russian North in the area on the coast of the White and the Barents seas. The inhabitants of Kholmogory, located on the Northern Dvina River, hunted the sea animals—walruses and seals—and traded with “fish tooth” (as

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Returning to Nature

Post-carbon Utopias in Svalbard, Norway

Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard

are prompting protests against the downsizing of nature. Not least, it stands in contrast to Equinor's fracking in the United States and the Norwegian authorities’ opening of oil and gas explorations in the Barents Sea. Svalbard, envisioned as the

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Prospects of Development for Urban Areas in the Russian Arctic

Igor Popov

resources in the Arctic Ocean north of the Nordic and Barents Seas: A review of possibilities and constraints .” Fisheries Research 188 : 38 – 57 . . Heleniak , Timothy . 2010 . “ Population change in

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

Nikolai Goncharov

). 5 Small-numbered ethnographic and ethno-religious group of the Russian people on the coast of the White and Barents Seas. References Anderson , David , and Dmitri Arzyutov . 2016 . “ The Construction of Soviet Ethnography and ‘The