Arkhangelsk region is situated in the north of European Russia. Its coast is washing by the cold waters of the Arctic seas: the White, Barents and Kara, on over 3 thousand km.
The region consists Nenets Autonomous District, as well as the islands of Novaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land.
Arkhangelsk region is a region of the forest industry, the fishing industry, a modern shipbuilding and Russian cosmonautics.
In the region there are more than 24 thousand enterprises and organizations of all forms of ownership and management.
Economic development on the most traditional industries in the region is based on the enterprises of the timber industry, the building industry and advanced commercial port infrastructure, including the Arkhangelsk seaport which is the Northern gateway of Russia providing essential part of cargo transportation in the region.