Kolguyev


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Kolguyev

(kəlgo͞o`yĭf), island, 1,350 sq mi (3,497 sq km), off NE European Russia, in the Barents Sea, E of the Kanin peninsula and 50 mi (80 km) from the mainland. It is a part of the Nenets Autonomous AreaNenets Autonomous Area
, administrative division (1990 est. pop. 55,000), 68,224 sq mi (176,700 sq km), extreme NE European Russia. Formed in 1929, the area forms the northern part of Arkhangelsk oblast and extends along the tundra coast of the Barents, White, and Kara seas.
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, Arkhangelsk region, and is inhabited mainly by Nenets (Samoyedes). It is a tundra region, and the Nenets engage in fishing, seal hunting, reindeer raising, and trapping. Burgino is the major settlement.
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The first step in the natural restoration of reindeer herding at Kolguyev was the import of 14 choruses (males of deer), organized by the authorities of the Nenets Autonomous District in 2015.
ANK's sole asset is the central part of the Peschanoozerskoe oil field on Kolguyev Island.
By acquiring ANK, Urals Energy will be able to achieve significant economies of scale through combining the operations of ANK with its existing operations on Kolguyev Island.
Admiral Bevan's plan was to send one British corvette to reinforce the escorts and bring the ships to Arkhangelsk by transiting close to the east coast of Novaya Zemlya, south of Kolguyev Island, and around Cape Kanin.
Site 15: Ship position was 5 km southeast of Kolguyev Island.
The Integrated Marine Arctic Expedition, conducted by the Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage, has carried out investigations on Novaya Zemlya and on Vaygach and Kolguyev islands since 1986.