Russia’s Arctic Development Push Starts With Military Muscle

April 17, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made development of the Arctic a key priority for his current term in office. Submarines, ice-breakers and military hardware have been deployed in the region as the Kremlin vows to ‘defend its interests’. In the city of Vorkuta; high above the Arctic Circle, Moscow’s plans have been greeted with cautious optimism. Henry Ridgwell reports.

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