ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS FACILITIES
THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC
According to the main documents on Russian Arctic development, the Arctic is considered as
the strategic resource base of Russia. Under the conditions of increasing economic activities and
global climate changes, preservation and protection of the Arctic environment, and also
elimination of ecological consequences of economic activities, are the main goals of Russian state
policy in the field of ensuring environmental safety of the Arctic. For minimization of negative
impact on the Arctic environment, an increase in enterprises’ responsibility for environmental
pollution is required. At the same time, in order to implement the state policy in the field of
socio-economic development of the Russian Arctic, state support is provided to economic
agents, which are carrying out their activities in the Arctic Zone, primarily in the field of
development of hydrocarbon resources, other minerals and water biological resources.
The Main Expected Changes in Environmental Regulation
Currently, Russia is in the process of reforming its environmental and use of nature governance.
One of the objectives of the reform is to differentiate economic agents at the level of potential
environmental pollution and (or) of impact on human health and to apply to them proportionate
Tatiana Alieva is a Senior Researcher & PhD in Economics at the Luzin Institute for Economic
Studies of the Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Science, Apatity, Russia.