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In Memory of Sergey Aristov


A great Barents friend, long term BEATA Steering Committee member (Chair 2015-2017) State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Sergey Aristov passed away on 30 December 2018 after serious illness at age of 63.



Sergey Alekseyevich Aristov contributed a lot to the development of the Barents transport system. Among other important achievements he was supporting the BEATA Steering Committee in initiating and updating the Joint Barents Transport Plan.

One of the most significant results of this work was the opening of the Cross-Border Corridor Murmansk-Kirkenes in Autumn 2017, including a new tunnel and a bridge on the Norwegian side and a new federal road on the Russian side. Mr. Aristov headed the Russian delegation in that opening ceremony.

A link to the website of the Russian Ministry of Transport (In Russian):


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