The Yamal, a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker, clears the way in the Kara Sea. Among the eight countries with territory inside the Arctic Circle, Russia currently sees the greatest economic benefits from its vast, resource-rich northern regions.
The Arctic's shifting climate has the potential to unlock a host of untapped energy and mineral reserves for Moscow -- and with it, new revenue streams and security risks borne of China's encroaching presence in the region....
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