Extractive Industries, mobility and work in rural Russia

And another lecture on the extractive industries, this time looking at the sending regions of those people who work on the Russian Arctic’s oil and gas fields. What’s the importance of Arctic oil for a remote village in Russia’s south 1000s of miles away from the Arctic? The starting point is that we need to know about workers’ background if we want to understand how they succeed or fail to get settled in to Arctic settings.

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This lecture is also part of our course on resources in the University of Lapland’s “Arctic Studies Programme”