Vladimir Putin, in a press conference of the Ministry of Defense, announced the reopening of the military base located in Novosibirskie Ostrová, (archipelago of the Arctic Ocean), citing reasons of strategic security, since “the north of Russia is scarcely protected from possible attacks by both air and sea, “but behind this reasoning lies Russia’s interest in militarily controlling a route that will allow it to exploit the continental shelf and the Arctic mineral deposits, works that currently clash with the technical complexities of the exploration, extraction and the difficulty of transporting the extracted natural resources.
The Arctic, the last frontier?
According to an analysis of the Odnako website columnist, Alexander Gorbenko. “the north shipping route (that joins the Atlantic and the Pacific along the Russian coast), is considered as an alternative to the Suez and Panama canals, and could become in the near future one of the most important commercial…
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