While on Alexandra Land, an island
located in Franz Josef Land, Vladimir Putin visited Russian Arctic National
Park, talked to its staff, took part in a weather balloon launch, and chaired a meeting on the comprehensive development of the Arctic.
In Arkhangelsk, the President participated in the plenary session of the fourth international forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue, dedicated to constructive
cooperation of the Arctic countries. Mr Putin met with President of Finland
Sauli Niinistö and President of Iceland Gudni Johannesson on the forum