10 October 2012, 16:45

Russia to step up Arctic presence – Medvedev

Russia to step up Arctic presence – Medvedev

Russia continues to pursue ambitious plans to dramatically increase its exploration, economic and geopolitical presence in the High Arctic and the Antarctic.

Prime Minister Medvedev spoke about this in St Petersburg Wednesday at a ceremony to commission a new research vessel.

The Russian RV Akademik Treshnikov is a high-tech marvel capable of navigating amid thick ice floes.

Interfax

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