From Reuters.com

Graphic: Census of the Arctic

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2009

Mining gold in Russia’s remote Chukotka region

August 12, 2009

Chukotka, a region revived in the last eight years by the $2.5 billion investment of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich, produced a fifth of Russia’s gold in the first half of this year. Gold is the region’s passport to growth after Abramovich quit as governor last July.

Graphic: BRIC nations by the numbers

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2009

Brazil, Russia, China and India, the so-called BRIC group of emerging powers, have gained clout on the global stage in the past decade as their economies grew faster than those of developed countries.