January 9, 2018
The Ladoga Skerries National Park with a total of 122 000 ha on the northern and north-western coast of Lake Ladoga was established by the Russian Federation Government Ordinance #1684 of December 28, 2017.
The aim of the national park designation is to conserve the unique natural ecosystems of the Lake Ladoga skerries region, which have no analogues in Russia or Europe. A major contribution to the design and promotion of the Ladoga Skerries NP concept was made by researchers from KarRC RAS.
January 12, 2018
Russian Academy of Sciences and Nauka Publishers have resolved to open free access to the archives of RAS journals, including 2017 issues, published by Nauka Publishers under contract with RAS. Free access to electronic versions of RAS journals will be provided through Elibrary.ru and Libnauka.ru (Nauka Publishers digital library).
December 19, 2017
The process of establishment of the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the status of a Federal Research Centre (FRC) is completed. This new scientific formation is the result of amalgamating 7 academic institutes and the Karelian Research Centre RAS into an entity. The priority tasks for the FRC KarRC RAS is to promote new interdisciplinary areas of science, upgrade the facilities and resources of the institutes, optimize the administrative and economic operations.