The roads of the Sayan Mountains: Theorizing remoteness in eastern Siberia


Vera Kuklina and Edward C. Holland

A contribution to the concept of remoteness, under-theorized in human geography based on the case study of road networks in three regions of eastern Siberia.

Informal transportation and social embedding of the railroad: the case of okurki on the Baikal-Amur Mainline


Vera Kuklina and Nikolai Baikalov

On how informal transportation practices in Siberia became the norm and a resource for coping with a lack of infrastructure.

The three waves of Arctic urbanisation. Drivers, evolutions, prospects


Marlene Laruelle

A discussion on the three waves of Arctic urbanisation, from the colonial one a few century ago to today’s globalized wave across almost all circumpolar spaces.

Possibilities of applying the concept of “winter city” in the Russian Arctic (on the example of the city of Nadym)


Roman Fedorov, Oleg Sizov, Vera Kuklina, A.A. Lobanov, Andrey Soromotin, Aleksandr Pechkin, Y.A. Pechkina and Igor Esau

The concept of a “winter city” advances for the creation of more comfortable living conditions and spatial mobility for Nadym residents, as well as developing recreational opportunities in the city’s open spaces.

Educational Institutions as a Resource for the Urbanization of Indigenous People


Vera Kuklina, Sargylana Ignatieva and Uliana Vinokurova

Students and graduates of higher education institutions contribute to the creation of a new image of Yakutsk city as one in which indigenous cultures can find their own niche.

Hunting in Siberia: Between Subsistence Practices and Natural Resource Management


Vera V. Kuklina, Vladimir N. Bocharnikov, Vladimir N. Davydov, Victor S. Kambalin, Elena V. Vashukevich and Yurii E. Vashukevich

An interdisciplinary understanding of the role of hunting for different actors to conclude that hunting is far more than merely subsistence practice or an industry but a key element of human–environment relations.

The Russian Arctic by 2050: Developing Integrated Scenarios


Andrey N. Petrov, Marya S. Rozanova Smith, Andrey K. Krivorotov, Elena M. Klyuchnikova, Valeriy L. Mikheev, Alexander N. Pelyasov, Nadezhda Yu. Zamyatina

Development scenarios for the Russian Arctic until 2050: Harmonious Arctic, Self-Reliant Arctic, Resource-Dependent Arctic, and Forgotten Arctic.

Green spaces as an indicator of urban sustainability in the Arctic cities: Case of Nadym


Vera Kuklina, Oleg Sizov and Roman Fedorov

Addressing the knowledge gap on indicators used for assessment of green spaces for urban sustainability in the Arctic using an example of Nadym.

Zooming in on Arctic urban nature: green and blue space in Nadym, Siberia


Roman Fedorov, Vera Kuklina, Oleg Sizov, Andrey V. Soromotin, Nick Prikhodko, Aleksandr Pechkin, A Krasnenko, Andrey Lobanov and Igor Esau

A historical perspective on urban green (vegetation) and blue (water) spaces in the city of Nadym based on satellite imagery, biometric studies, and interviews with stakeholders and residents.

Indigenous Urbanization in Russia's Arctic


Marya Rozanova

On the social, economic, and political factors that contribute to the ongoing urbanization of the Nenets indigenous communities the Nenets Autonomous Region.

Shrinking Cities, Growing Cities: A Comparative Analysis of Vorkuta and Salekhard


Nadezhda Zamyatina, Luis Suter, Dmitry A Streletskiy and Nikolay Shiklomanov

On the main differences in the development of Vorkuta and Salekhard by examining four aspects of sustainability—transportation, economic diversity, urban design, and attachment to place.

Pan-Arctic Report on Gender Equality in the Arctic

A major component of Phase III of the Gender Equality in the Arctic Project, this report pulls together material, information, and expertise to provide an overview of gender-related issues in the Arctic.

A Booming City in the Far North


Svetlana Sukneva and Marlene Laruelle

The city of Yakutsk has a unique demographic dynamism founded on the massive exodus of the ethnic Yakut population from rural parts of the republic to the capital city.

Russia’s Arctic Policy: A Power Strategy and Its Limits


Marlene Laruelle

On Russia’s mixed results in implementing strategies to promote a coherent power and development policy for its Arctic development, both domestically and internationally.

Urban Trees in the Arctic City: Case of Nadym


Oleg Sizov,Roman Fedorov,Yulia Pechkina, Vera Kuklina, Maxim Michugin and Andrey Soromotin

On the state of vegetation in Nadym with a particular focus on native and introduced trees as the main ecosystem service providers and an articulation of local values towards green spaces.

Postcolonial polar cities? New indigenous and cosmopolitan urbanness in the Arctic


Marlene Laruelle

On the two new trends that contribute to making Arctic cities postcolonial: the arrival of indigenous peoples and of labour migrants from abroad, giving birth to a more plural and cosmopolitan citizenry.

Arctic cities as an anthropogenic object: a preliminary approach through urban heat islands


Marlene Laruelle, Igor Esau, Martin Miles, Victoria Miles, Anna N. Kurchatova, Sergej A. Petrov, Andrey Soromotin, Mikhail Varentsov and Pavel Konstantinov

A preliminary agenda for thinking about cities as an anthropogenic object in a polar context and the long-term interaction of urban environments with the natural world and society.

Biography of a polar city: population flows and urban identity in Norilsk


Marlene Laruelle and Sophie Hohmann

A discussion on Arctic migration and urban sustainability by exploring the case of Norilsk, the first sizeable circumpolar city in the world entirely built on permafrost.