New tourist cluster to appear in Russian Siberia

The Northern Mosaic Tourist Cluster will reach its design capacity by 2019.

The cluster now is being built in Yakutia under the Federal target program for developing domestic and inbound tourism in Russia.


According to the acting regional Minister for Business Affairs and Tourism Development Tatiana Lebedeva, the first facilities will be put into operation in 2017.

The construction work is underway according to the plan and federal program. At the moment the infrastructure is almost ready. The road and a gas pipe line have been built, construction of power generation facilities continues.

Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter'

Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska’s coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice

By Suzanne Goldenberg, Fort Yukon, Alaska, The Guardian

This year’s record-breaking temperatures have robbed the Arctic of its winter, sending snowmobilers plunging through thin ice into freezing rivers and forcing deliveries of snow to the starting line of Alaska’s legendary Iditarod dogsledding race.

'Extraordinarily hot' Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

By John Vidal, The Guardian               

Danish and US researchers say warmer air and sea surface could lead to record lows of sea ice at north pole next year

The Arctic is experiencing extraordinarily hot sea surface and air temperatures, which are stopping ice forming and could lead to record lows of sea ice at the north pole next year, according to scientists.