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    Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of Saint Petersburg
    “The Arctic is our common house, so we must exploit this pantry of natural resources wisely and judiciously. The First Conference “Arctic - The Territory Of Friendship And Cooperation” has shown that countries of the Arctic Council are ready for an effective dialogue on the future of the region”.
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    Artur Nikolayevich Chilingarov, President of the State Polar Academy
    “ Only understanding and mutual assistance should dominate in the Arctic. International scientific cooperation should last not for just one day, but at least have a decade perspective to make possible for us further research of the Arctic and its climate. And the Forum, where scientists meet, assists in doing that.”