In response to the ongoing environmental change in the Arctic, the Governors will share their visions on future developments in their regions, discuss existing and forthcoming plans and strategies. 

In addition to their presentations, the session will include an expert report on the long-term scenarios “Russia’s Arctic Futures–2050”. The report will present four overarching and twelve thematic scenarios of economic development, international cooperation, trans-Arctic shipping, human and social capital, and indigenous livelihoods in the context of expected changes in the Russian Arctic. 

Arctic Circle Forum–2019, Breakout Session, The Russian Arctic: Future Scenarios, Friday, October 11, 5:00–6:30 pm.

Venue: Conference Center Harpa (Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland), auditorium “Silfurberg A”, Second Level. 



  • Dmitriy A. Artyukhov, Governor, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Roman V. Kopin, Governor, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
  • Aleksandr V. Tsybulsky, Governor, Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Overview of The Russia's Arctic Future Scenarios–2050 Report
  • Andrey N. Petrov, President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association; Director, ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa
  • Marya S. Rozanova, Advisor, Russian State Hydrometeorological University; Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University


  • Lassi Heininen, PhD, Research Director, University of Helsinki
  • Mikhail A. Pogodaev, Deputy Minister for the Arctic Development and Indigenous Peoples Affairs, Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU) has been a member of UArctic since 2010.