22 September 2021Russian Federation held a series of exercises and events 7-8 September 2021 throughout its Arctic zone as a part of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and EPPR project Arctic Rescue. Read the detailed summary of events provided in this article by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, EMERCOM.In May 2021, Russia began its two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council, consisting of the eight Arctic States, Russia, Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, and six Indigenous organizations, the Permanent Participants. Under the coordination of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia (EMERCOM), with the participation by other agencies as well as foreign partners, two Russian-led projects are being implemented within the framework of the Arctic Council Working Group on Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response: "Safety systems in implementation of economic and infrastructural projects" and "Arctic Rescue". The current exercise was part of the second project, being its practical implementation. On 7 September, in four constituent entities of the Russian Federation, within the framework of a large-scale inter-agency experimental research exercise for the implementation of protection measures from emergencies within the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, exercise scenarios of possible emergencies specific to the exact territories were carried out.