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Zenit St. Petersburg Football Club: A Brief History

Zenit St. Petersburg Football Club: A Brief History

Zenit St. Petersburg is a Russian Premier League football club, also known as Football Club Zenit or simply Zenit. The club was founded almost a century ago in 1925 with roots dating back even further to 1914, and is currently owned and sponsored by Gazprom, an energy...
Russia’s Shipping Industry: About Sovcomflot

Russia’s Shipping Industry: About Sovcomflot

Sovcomflot is the largest shipping company operating in Russia, specialising in the transportation of hydrocarbons in icy conditions in some of the world’s most challenging regions. The company is a global leader in its field, providing support and servicing to...
Arctic Maritime Traffic: Challenges and Opportunities

Arctic Maritime Traffic: Challenges and Opportunities

In August 2017 the Christophe de Margerie, an icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier from Russia, made headlines for its record-setting voyage along the Northern Sea Route. The journey of more than 2,000 nautical miles along the NSR was completed by the LNG...
Changing World Trade Patterns: Shipping Along the Arctic Route

Changing World Trade Patterns: Shipping Along the Arctic Route

As sea ice melts in the Arctic regions, a new set of challenges and opportunities are opening up for the shipping industry. Melting ice due to climate change has critical effects for the global environment as the ice cover shrinks. However, one side effect of this is...