Author Topic: Russia boosts Arctic military presence over resource-rich region  (Read 22 times)


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The bear flexing its muscles yet again over this region means Canada, the US, and the Scandinavian countries may have enact similar measures to secure their various Arctic claims.

Associated Press/CBC

   Russia revamps Arctic military base to stake claim on region
    Russia has made reaffirming its presence in the Arctic a top goal

    Vladimir Isachenkov · The Associated Press · Posted: Apr 04, 2019 3:22 PM CT | Last Updated: 7 hours ago
    Missile launchers ply icy roads and air defence systems point menacingly into the sky at this Arctic military outpost, a key vantage point for Russia to project its power over the resource-rich polar region.
    The base, dubbed Severny Klever (Northern Clover) for its trefoil shape, is painted in the white, blue and red colours of the Russian national flag. It has been designed so soldiers can reach all of its sprawling facilities without venturing outdoors — a useful precaution in an area where temperatures often plunge to minus 50 Celsius during the winter, and even in the short Arctic summer are often freezing at night.
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