A truly Arctic city: an introduction to the special issue on the city of Norilsk, Russia

  title={A truly Arctic city: an introduction to the special issue on the city of Norilsk, Russia},
  author={Nikolay I. Shiklomanov and Marlene Laruelle},
  journal={Polar Geography},
  pages={251 - 256}
In popular imagination, the Arctic is frequently perceived as a vast, desolate, and undeveloped region with predominantly indigenous population and isolated clusters of resource extraction and military outposts. While this might be true for the Alaska or Northern Canada, where human settlements are relatively small and are scattered widely, the development in the Russian Arctic is much more extensive. To extract natural resources, Russia has been building urban settlements in the Far North… Expand
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