Saturday, September 6, 2014

Reviving an Arctic presence

Russian forces move north...

From AFP:
Russia on Saturday sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic that it is reopening to bolster its presence in the region,  
Russian news agencies reported. Moscow is ramping up its military presence in the pristine but energy-rich region as other countries such as Canada and Norway are also staking claims to access its resources.
Shell Oil is also taking steps toward an Arctic return.

Environmental groups are expressing much unhappiness with the Arctic's new attention.

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