"National Atlas of the Arctic"


RSL, Rosreestr and "Roskartografiya" presented a new
"National Atlas of the Arctic"

General Director of JSC "Roskartografiya" Dmitry Krasnikov noted that such scientific works on the Arctic have not been published in the country since 1985

The Russian state library (RSL), Rosreestr and JSC Roskartografiya presented a printed and electronic version of the national Atlas of the Arctic, created on behalf of the President for the effective and safe development of this territory. The presentation was held on Thursday in the Ivanovo hall of the RGB in Moscow in the framework of the exhibition "Maps of the Russian North: reality and myths".

"Despite the fact that the Atlas was published in December, we have already received a huge number of requests from the state authorities, the state Duma, the Federation Council, regional governors to provide them with this Atlas of the Arctic. This is really a fundamental work. The last Atlas of Russia was created in 2000, which somehow can be compared in terms of work, utility, information," - said during the presentation, Deputy head of Rosreestr Vyacheslav Spirenkov.

As noted by the General Director of JSC "Roskartografiya" Dmitry Krasnikov, such a new Atlas of fundamental scientific works on the Arctic, has not been published in Russia since 1985. "Therefore, we had a very big responsibility: in such a critical time (and the Atlas was created in one calendar year) to gather such a serious research team that participated in the creation of this Atlas."

The publication contains complete and up-to-date information on geographical, ecological, economic, historical,ethnographic, demographic, cultural and social characteristics and features of the Russian Arctic and is intended for wide use in scientific, managerial, defense, economic, educational and social activities. More than 20 ministries and departments, as well as more than 40 academicians and doctors of Sciences, more than 200 candidates of Sciences, 27 research institutions, higher education institutions and industrial organizations took part in the work on the Atlas.

After the presentation, a copy of the Atlas was donated to the RGB. The total circulation of the paper edition of the Atlas is 1 thousand copies.

Deputy General Director of the RGB for external relations and exhibition activities Natalia Samoylenko noted the special symbolism of the connection in one hall of the newest and oldest extant Russian atlases: "National Atlas of the Arctic" and one of the main treasures of the RGB – "Drawing book of Siberia" (1701).

Based on TASS

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