Russia finalizing new missiles to deploy in Arctic if Sweden joins NATO

Russia is currently finalizing the development of a new generation of missiles that are impregnable to NATO Forces, including air defense systems, which may be placed in Russian Arctic territories if Sweden join NATO.

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Energy minister: Russian companies continue working in Arctic offshore zone

The work of Russian companies in the Arctic offshore zone continues, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.

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Russian defense minister to inspect Alexandra Land in Arctic

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu will inspect air defense units of the Northern Fleet’s antiaircraft defense division, as well as check the progress of construction of the Arktichesky Trilistnik (Arctic Trefoil) administrative and residential compound on the Alexandra Land Island (Franz-Joseph Land archipelago).

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Russia, China, Finland, Norway, South Korea to discuss Northern Sea Route

Diplomats and top executives of large corporations from Russia, China, Finland, Norway, and South Korea gather in Murmansk today to discuss the prospects for developing and using the Northern Sea Route.

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Norway to double its warships for Russian fleet track

The new FS Marjata IV military intelligence collection ship has become a new addition to the Norwegian Navy and will join NATO missions in the Barents and Norwegian Seas this spring.

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Russian new diesel electric icebreakers to pass “the Northern Sea Route” test

The new diesel electric icebreakers “Vladivostok” and “Murmansk”  built at the Vyborg Shipyard will be tested on the Northern Sea Route.

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European High North investment potential remains to rise in the next five years

The combined investment potential for the northern parts of Finland, Sweden and Norway as well as Murmansk and Arkhangelsk in Russia, is over 195 billion euros, same as last year. New possibilities in the field of bioenergy are emerging, alongside traditional offshore industries.

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Russian Air Force experts to check Arctic ice floes for troops landing

Experts of the Russian Airborne Forces and the Aerospace Forces will check within the next few days places for the landing of troops in the Arctic.

5 April 2016Arctic-Info 0 comments 

International expedition in Arctic waters looking for partners

Arctia Ltd. is looking for partners to conduct an international Arctic expedition in the summer of 2017 on board a Finnish icebreaker.

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Around the year 2000, Earth's spin axis took an abrupt turn toward the east and is now drifting almost twice as fast as before, at a rate of almost 7 inches (17 centimeters) a year. 

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The new FS Marjata IV military intelligence collection ship has become a new addition to the Norwegian Navy and will join NATO reconnaissance missions in the Barents and Norwegian Seas this spring, the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported. 

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12.02.16 
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More than 50 million years ago, Canada's Arctic was a warm, wet place, home to alligators, giant tortoises and — as it now turns out — giant, flightless birds. A new study by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the University of Colorado Boulder has confirmed that a single fossilized toe bone discovered in the early 1970s on Ellesmere Island in what is now Nunavut belonged to a species called Gastornis. 

01.02.16 
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