September 28, 2010

Arctic Means a World to Putin

Andrew Osborn, Daily Telegraph

It is fashionable to talk up the Arctic as some sort of treasure trove of oil and gas and as the gateway to a promising new ice-free sea route. Time, global warming, and new technology may well prove the optimists right. But for Russia, just like the Soviet Union before it, the region is equally important as a Cold War-style arena to demonstrate the country’s new geopolitical ambitions.

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