MOSCOW, December 28 – President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a law defining powers of ROSATOM in development and functioning of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and adjacent territories. The document is published on the official website of legal information.

The document says the state-owned corporation has acquired rights to develop proposals on forming the state policy for development and sustainable functioning of NSR. Besides, ROSATOM together with authorized bodies will make navigation viable and safe and accurate in the NSR offshore areas. This work may include hydrographic and topographic surveys.