November 22, 2014, "The Arctic Days in Moscow" Festival of Arctic events came to the end.
The Festival united an international scientific conference "The Open Arctic," a photo exhibition "The Arctic" involving famous photographers of the Arctic, and III International Festival of Nonfiction Films "The Arctic." According to the Organizers, more than 3,500 people took part in the events of the Festival. During the first day of the "The Arctic Days in Moscow", the international scientific conference "The Open Arctic" and the photo exhibition "The Arctic" were visited by more than 2,000 people. Presentation of a photograph on the Arctic theme made by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev became the highlight of the photo exhibition on the opening day of the exposition in the Multimedia Art Museum. The photo exhibition will be open until December 14, 2014.
The photopiece can be also seen at the open-air exhibition that was open in the framework of "The Arctic Days in Moscow" on Gogolevsky Boulevard in Moscow on November 22, 2014. Over 1,200 of scientists from Moscow, arctic regions of Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Czech Republic took part in the discussion of the topical issues of the Arctic region during the scientific conference "The Open Arctic" that was the key event of "The Arctic Days in Moscow."
The Plenary session "The Arctic – Environmental Balance and Development Prospects" featured the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy, First Vice President of the Russian Geographical Society, correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), member of the JSC Rosneft Board of Directors, famous explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic Arthur Chilingarov, Chairman of JSC Novatec Board of Directors Alexander Natalenko, British professor, Nobel prize winner of 2007 Terry Callaghan, Director and regional representative of the European office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ex-Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic Jan Dusik, founder of the International environmental movement "Living Planet" Nikolay Drozdov. The participants discussed problems of the complex research and exploration of the Arctic, prospects of geological study and development of the Arctic zone. During the discussion it was noted that the development of the Arctic shelf shall facilitate the development of the territory, become the powerhouse of the arctic science.
"The Arctic Days in Moscow" festival of events ended with an official ceremony of awarding the winners of III International Festival of Nonfiction Films "The Arctic" during which movie makers presented over 100 works. The Grand Prix of III International Festival of Nonfiction Films "The Arctic" was given to the NArFU Media center "The Arctic Bridge" (Arkhangelsk) for a series of programs stimulating national interest to the research in the Arctic. Victor Yuschenko received a prize for the best directing in the film "The Risk was Deadly" by studio "Under Pi sign" (Moscow). The prize for the best camera work went to Mikhail Smirnov for the movie "Fritiof Nansen. No Life Without Struggle" by ATK Studio (Saint Petersburg). The Special prize and a diploma of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation was awarded to the film "Summer in the Tikhaya bay" by DCfilm producing center (Moscow). The prizes to its creators, Boris Amarov and Snezhanna Krasinskaya during the official closing ceremony of the Film festival on November 22, 2014 were presented by the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy. More than 500 journalists from the leading Russian and foreign media, including Channel 1, Russia Today, Russia 24, TV Company Zvezda, TV Company Moscow 24, Izvestia, Kommersant, Vedomosti, Expert, Interfax, IIA Rossia Segodnya, SPIEGEL, Radio France, RAI-Radiotelevisione italiana, Xinhua, Аlmanar, Le Courrier de Russie and other, expressed interest to the events of "The Arctic Days in Moscow."
"The Arctic Days in Moscow" festival was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation with the support of The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, Moscow Government, Russian Geographical Society, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences. The media partners of the Festival are: Izvestia, gazeta.ru, Russia Today, TASS information agency, Moscow 24, Moscow 92,0 FM, Vesti.ru, Snob, Vokrug Sveta, arctic-info.ru, pro-arctic.ru, arcticportal.org (Исландия).
Official website of the The Arctic Days in Moscow
General partner of the Festival: JSC NOVATEK
Partners of the scientific conference: JSC Oil Company Rosneft, JSC MMC Norilsky Nickel
The partner of the photo exhibition : JSC Gazprom neft
Media partners: Izvestia, gazeta.ru, Russian Today, TASS information agency, Moscow24, Moscow 92,0 FM, Vokrug Sveta, Vesti. ru, Snob, arctic-info.ru, pro-arctic.ru, arcticportal.org (Iceland).
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