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“I think that there’s actually a great deal of cooperation between Russia and Alaska or Chukotka and Alaska that we’re often not aware of,” The Executive Director of The Institute of the North, Nils Andreassen remarked.
Some worry the Arctic could serve as the next stage for international conflict, but coast guards across the region are busy laying the groundwork for cooperation.
Cooperation across the Bering Strait was strengthened when the US and Russia signed a joint wildlife agreement.
A Russian icebreaker just completed the fastest transit of the Northern Sea Route, and did so one month after the shipping season usually closes.
A Russian tanker carrying 200,000 gallons of oil ran aground off an island in the North Pacific on November 28th.
Sivoy Miklahook is only authorized to be in Russia through mid-November. Now, people are scrambling to bring him home while grappling with the complexities of international travel across the Bering Strait.
September’s episode of Story49 features Sue Steinacher’s tale of a mushing trip to Russia that didn’t quite go as planned.
Presenters link mental health and wellness in the Arctic to broader goals like economic development and the future of the circumpolar north.
A B-25J Mitchell bomber left to rust in Nome is being stripped for parts—and may one day be refurbished—thanks to efforts from a Michigan war planes museum and students from across the Bering Strait.