April 26, 2014

The Arctic Cold War Is Heating Up

Laurence Blair, Moscow Times

The Associated Press

In 1553, several fishermen near Arkhangelsk were terrified when a hulking English warship appeared off the coast of the White Sea. The ship's captain, Richard Chancellor, had set out in search of a new northern trade route to China, before storms and ice had blocked his way. Instead, he settled for Moscow. Ivan the Terrible, who welcomed the Englishmen with open arms, was delighted to open a new trade route with Europe.

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