"The international cooperation in the Russian Arctic is on the rise. Despite the sanctions, the scientists manifest keen interest in scientific research in the Arctic," Tishkov stated at a press conference held at the Rossiya Segodnya press center.
He estimated that more than 200 international research projects are currently carried out in the polar region.
In recent years, Russia has launched an active economic exploration of its northern territories, including the hydrocarbon extraction and the development of the Northern Sea Route — an alternative way for ships from Europe to Asia.
According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry, the total value of resources, concentrated in Russia's Arctic territories, exceeds $30 trillion.
Sanctions, imposed against Russia by the West over Moscow's alleged involvement in the Ukrainian crisis have outlawed exports of equipment and technology for deep-water, Arctic and shale oil exploration in Russia.