«Yamal’s administration plans to speedily and efficiently build a technological road for the station’s construction. All equipment and materials needed for the construction will be transported by rail to the city of Labytnangi, afterwhich it will be delivered here by off-road vehicles” - said Andrei Umnikov, director of the Russian Arctic Development Center.
“Russia, as part of its chairmanship of the Arctic Council, sets high environmental safety requirements for facilities in the Arctic. The novelty of the Snowflake project is that it is an Arctic facility, where Russian and foreign scientists, designers, development engineers, students, graduate students, undergraduates and even high schoolers will work and live year-round. From the very beginning of construction, the station should impress the entire engineering world with its life-support systems, which will become the norm in the future. This requires us to build not only the main multi-dome building of the station but also a large number of high-tech infrastructure facilities. I would like to highlight that the Snowflake is only 25 percent a "space architecture" construction, but 75 percent is owed to the hard work of the MIPT engineering center and our industrial and academic partners”, said Yury Vasiliev, Executive Director of the Institute of Arctic Technologies.
The details of the visit in the video report "Vesti. Yamal" (with English subtitles):