Iurii V. Vedernikov Naval Engineer, Senior Research Fellow, Museum of Russian Submarine History (St, Petersburg) Author of the “Red Dragon. PRC Navy in the Beginning of XXI Century” monograph ABSTRACT China’s economic infiltration into the global space is multifaceted and multi-vector, and has a deeper nature than it might seem at first glance. In this… Read More ›

Three Sakhalin Seaports Will Be Closed for the Foreign Ships

19 August 2021 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered to close three ports in the Sakhalin region for the provision of services and the entry of foreign ships. The corresponding order No. 2245-r of August 17, 2021 was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. “To close the seaports of Aleksandrovsk – Sakhalinsky,… Read More ›

Plans to Build a New Railway Line from Yakutia to Magadan

19 August 2021 A joint expedition will take place to survey a route for a new railway line connecting Nizhniy Bestyakh (Sakha – Yakutia) with the city of Magadan on the coast of Okhotsk Sea. The stages of project implementation were discussed by the heads of ministries and representatives of the railway industry at the… Read More ›

Russia Will Be the World First to Get Autonomous Sea Vessels

August 18, 2021  “PortNews” The State Duma (Parliament) of Russia is to adopt amendments to the Merchant Shipping Code and several by-laws regulating the use of autonomous vessels this fall. Several agreements of intent for the construction of more than 20 vessels of three series, equipped with autonomous navigation systems, have already been signed with… Read More ›


Sergei M. Smirnov, PhD The process of normalizing the situation on the Korean Peninsula, after the dramatic events of 2018, which gave hope for a quick and decisive success, is now at a standstill. We can hardly see any area where progress nay be achieved, to say nothing about a breakthrough. The COVID-19 pandemic has… Read More ›

Round table on the Korean Peninsula was held by MSU(N) and GPPAC

Maritime State University together with Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) convened an online roundtable on the Korean Peninsula on August 13. Scholars and NGOs from China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the US took part in the discussion. The presentations by Korean speakers covered issues such as prospects of economic and social… Read More ›

Round table to discuss issues of NEA and Korean Peninsula

Maritime State University and Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC NEA) organize a round table to discuss topical issues in the Northeast Asia with a focus on the Korean Peninsula on August 13. More details >>>

“Rosatom” Proposed to Develop a Large Container Transportation Corridor Based on the Northern Sea Route Waterways

August 5, 2021 The nuclear icebreaker fleet and all projects on the Northern Sea Route (NSR) are developing “even faster than we planned,” said Mr. Alexei Likhachev, Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”, at a working meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 4, 2021. He addressed the President with a… Read More ›

FESCO Started Seasonal Cargo Transportation to Chukotka

August 3, 2021 FESCO has started seasonal cargo transportation from the ports of China and the USA to Chukotka as part of the FESCO “Arctic Line” (FAL) container liner service. The first ship departed on August 1 on the route Taitsang (PRC) – Provideniya – Pevek – Provideniya – Yantai (PRC). It will transport over… Read More ›

It Is Important for the Amur Shipyard to Enter the Asia-Pacific Markets – Mikhail Mishustin

July 28, 2021 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited the “Amur shipyard” (ASZ, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Territory, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation). He examined the ships under construction in the slipway shop and on the pier. Addressing Mr. Vladimir Kulakov, ASZ director – general, PM noted that it is important to enter the markets of… Read More ›


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