Friday, September 23, 2011

AFP: Putin touts Arctic Northeast passage

AFP: Putin touts Arctic Northeast passage:

""Our plans include modernising river, automobile, and rail routes and communications, and northern airfields and airports as well as the renovation of Polar aviation," Putin said.
"The states and private companies which will choose Arctic shipping will no doubt receive hefty economic advantages and dividends," he said.
Russia's ambitious plans are part of the Kremlin's bid to mark out its stake over the energy-rich Arctic as climate change is beginning to open up at last as polar ice recedes."

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