NATIONAL INTERESTS OF RUSSIA AND FINLAND IN THE ARCTIC: REALITY PROSPECTS OF COOPERATION
Authors: М. А. Kazakov, М. S. Lystsev
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The article deals with the national interests of Russia and Finland in the Arctic region and the possible prospects of cooperation between states in the Arctic. On the basis of the system analysis are described and analyzed Arctic doctrine of Russia and Finland, as well as strategies for the realization of their interests in the political, economic, scientific and other spheres.
In conclusion, the author concludes that the Arctic strategy of Finland differs deep study, a clear focus on national interests and sophisticated linking them to Finland's participation in the EU. Finland expects to strengthen its presence in the Arctic based on its recognition of the EU expert on Arctic issues, cooperation with Russia, on the northern shipping, etc.
For the Russian Federation is fundamentally socio-economic development of the border regions of the Arctic. Border regions of the Federation converted to direct "tools" of the interaction of the state with foreign partners, including Finland. In this regard, the full cooperation of Russia and Finland at the present stage, it is important not only for the countries themselves, but also for the planning of long-term strategies for the development of the Arctic territories.