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Russia's Plans for Arctic Supremacy

MIN READJan 16, 2015 | 10:30 GMT

Elements from the Russian Army's Guards Engineer Brigade and Engineer Camouflage Regiment train in Arctic conditions. Melting ice has opened up new transit routes and revealed to Moscow a lucrative prize along its vast northern frontage: the Arctic Circle.

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Melting ice has opened up new transit routes and revealed to Moscow a lucrative prize along its vast northern frontage: the Arctic Circle. Russian plans to exploit the region are making neighboring countries nervous....

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