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Russia's Plans for Arctic Supremacy

Jan 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.
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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