The Arctic region is receiving an increasing amount of attention in the Arctic and non-Arctic countries. The growing attention to the region reflects its scientific significance and economic potential; the Arctic offers opportunities for exploitation of hydrocarbon deposits and navigation along its marine routes. Based on national interests, historical past and geographical position, perception of the Arctic region development differs among the Arctic states.

This presentation will explore commonalities and divergences in Russian and Danish views on future of the Arctic region. Particularly, it will discuss the states’ stances on Arctic governance, cooperation with non-Arctic states and their role in defining the regime building in the Arctic, as well as the issues of negotiations on delimitation of marine boundaries, prospects for joint Russian-Danish economic and scientific projects.

Nadezda Filimonova currently coordinates educational and scientific programs related to Arctic research at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University in St. Petersburg. In the past, she has worked in Sweden at both universities and governmental agencies. She has received numerous fellowships and awards, including most recently in 2016 north2north scholarship for staff and faculty. Her research addresses international cooperation and competition for access to resources in the Arctic with a focus on Russia’s presence in the High North. Nadezda Filimonova holds two Masters Degrees: one in Political Science and International Studies from Uppsala University and the other in International Relations from St. Petersburg State University.