The recent history of begins in 2015 with a grant from the Russian Geographical Society to update the site. It was an upgrade because there was a similar project in the early 2000s, which was suspended for time.

The design of the website needed to be updated, but the overall goal was to tell Russian and foreign viewers about Russian policy and about the activity of the Russian Geographical Society in the Arctic as well as the region’s development plans.

The website inherited the logo, but it was updated a bit.
Before the website went live, the main topics of interest were outlined: geography, the local population, wildlife and the environment, climate change, natural resources, the economy, infrastructure, international cooperation, tourism, and recreation.

In 2018, the project’s website reached a new era of development and received the latest technical upgrades. The main goal was to speed up download times and make the site adaptable to any device.
Imperceptible changes took place on the website throughout the year. It was changed section by section and became more mobile and easier to load
There was a real battle between the editorial staff members whenever the new style and logo were discussed. For a long time, we looked for a logo or symbol that would fully reflect all the concepts we were promoting.

Finally we chose a paper ship, which represents an icebreaker and an iceberg at the same time. It is fragile like Arctic nature, it ships information waves, and it is made from a newspaper.
An even bigger battle was waged over the background of the page header. We wanted to show all the beauty of the Arctic without users having to download large photos. Finally we chose vector art. We spent a lot of time discussing which sky we liked the most: light noon, a polar night with lights, or dusk colors. Don’t forget that the Arctic not only has snow-covered ice plains but a wonderful flowering tundra, high mountains, and an endless ocean. After much thought and debate, we decided to mix everything together and use a phrase from a famous cartoon character: "We have layers. Like an onion."

Finally, the editorial staff’s favorite image emerged: the master of the Arctic, our cute bear cub, who you see on our banners and handouts.
Life is in full swing on official social accounts. Today there are four: two on Facebook (in Russian and English), and one each on Odnoklassniki and VKontakte; over 30,000 users read Arctic news from their feeds.

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we decided to broaden our horizons and open a fifth account: a Twitter page in English.

We hope you will follow us. Not only do we talk about the latest news but we also share amazing photos and videos from various regions of the Arctic. is not just known for news but also for its interactive projects: games, infographics, and longreads. Our goal has always been to tell our readers about the history of Arctic region development, important geographical discoveries of the past and other interesting facts.

We know our games are popular among school students, for whom Arctic geography is a mandatory part of the curriculum.
And there is no reason for adults to hide the fact that they sometimes want a break from work and can learn something new about the Arctic
At night, before going to sleep, a longread could easily replace a book. We have used this article format for some time, ever since it became popular in the media world.

Below, you can find most interesting interactive articles on, in the editor’s humble opinion:
For several years now, the site’s news has also been posted on news aggregators like Yandex.News and Google.News, where you can add to your favorites.

It is great to see our colleagues' interest in the project. For example, our website has been the information partner on large events dedicated to the Arctic. We like to be a part of forums and conferences; we build our own studios and stands, record extended interviews with speakers and organize roundtable and panel discussions. Our doors are open, and we invite everyone to work with us and find out more. has won several awards. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has recognized our humble work and appreciates it.

We promise that we won’t stop here. We still have a lot of peaks to climb, and even the thickest ice cannot stop the development of the paper ship that is our project. See you again in the expanses of the Arctic!