Importance Economic activity as well as the social situation in the Arctic region of Russia are the subjects of the article. Objectives The paper aims to show the personnel policy in the Arctic zone of Russia. It also considers the activity of the Russian Government to revive the situation in the area. Methods Using my own experience, I compare and summarize the training of personnel by different educational institutions of the country. As well, the article analyzes the Presidential decrees and Federal laws on the Arctic subject. Results The paper considers the main problems and ways of their solution in terms of personnel training for the Arctic zone of Russia. It proposes to train more specialists of various disciplines and specialities from the local and indigenous population. Conclusions The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation should immediately develop a comprehensive program for training personnel for the Arctic zone of Russia and prepare a federal law on this issue.
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