Government of the Murmansk region

Murmansk Region is the flagship of Arctic development! Murmansk region located on Kola Peninsula and it takes only about two hours to fly there from Moscow and it makes Murmansk the most affordable and fastest opportunity to watch whales and the northern lights, to be beyond the Arctic circle, in a 100% Arctic region. The Northern Fleet and the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet are based in the Murmansk Region. The capital of the region is Murmansk - the largest city in the world beyond the Arctic Circle, the gateway to the Northern Sea Route and the largest ice-free port in the Arctic basin of the country. Murmansk region is a land of untouched nature and developed industry. Our slogan is "To live in the North!".

Andrey Chibis - Governor of the Murmansk region


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Development Foundation of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra

The Development Foundation of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra is a regional specialized organization for attracting investment and investor relations, a “one-stop shop” for businesses on issues of entrepreneurship. The Foundation performs the functions of the state fund for industrial development of Ugra.

Its key areas of activity are the development of public-private partnership, support and development of investments, industry, tourism and agricultural cooperation. It also assists local manufacturers in obtaining the “Organic” and “Halal” certification for organic products.

The Development Foundation of Ugra provides soft loans for the development of industrial and tourism infrastructure at 3% per annum for up to 10 years. As of the year end 2023, the Foundation had an investment portfolio of 105 projects totally worth 113 billion rubles.

In 2023, the Ugra Development Foundation was appointed the management company of the Arctic zone and is now in talks with prospective residents. The Development Foundation of Ugra provides full-service support for investment projects in the Nyagan SEZ and the Unity Park Innovation, Science and Technology Center, acts as a flagship for the development of infrastructure for unmanned aerial systems in Ugra.