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Tue Apr 9, 2019, 12:47 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin Presents Ambitious Arctic Expansion Program



By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and IRINA TITOVA


In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a Russian solder stands guard as Pansyr-S1 air defense system on the Kotelny Island, part of the New Siberian Islands archipelago located between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, Russia. Russia has made reaffirming its military presence in the Arctic the top priority amid an intensifying international rivalry over the region that is believed to hold up to one-quarter of the planet's undiscovered oil and gas. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov)
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet.

Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by leaders of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Putin said that Russia plans to dramatically increase cargo shipments across the Arctic sea route.

He said that the amount of cargo carried across the shipping lane is set to increase from 20 million metric tons last year to 80 million tons in 2025.

“This is a realistic, well-calculated and concrete task,” Putin said. “We need to make the Northern sea route safe and commercially feasible.”

He noted that Russia, the only nation with a nuclear icebreaker fleet, is moving to expand it.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:00 PM

1. Typical retarded russians, an AKSU in the arctic?

the thing has a range of 200M effective and you can see for over 1KM easily

in other words they cannot return fire while under longer range fires by Small Arms of other nations


Nuclear ice breakers? indeed they have the only fleet of them

they also are the ONLY nation which needs them

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 02:46 PM

2. Wow, is your BBF putin expecting armed resistance from the polar bears there?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 05:44 PM

3. We have fucked up. They are so far ahead

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:44 PM

4. We? except for Barrow we have no arctic ports, de Gama

so we dont need fleets of nuclear powered Ice breakers as 99% of our ports are warm water opposed to about 1/3 of russia which is in the arctic.

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Response to Badsamm (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 06:59 PM

5. In many areas, yes they are. What they are keeping intact are the traditional "family values"

where you won't hear the cry for transgender bathrooms, be it in kindergarten or a Dixy store.

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