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saltwn 09-16-2013 06:42 PM

Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
Russia has sent 10 warships and four nuclear-powered icebreakers to reopen an Arctic military base it abandoned two decades ago.

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MOSCOW Russia is reopening a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic, President Vladimir Putin said Monday, part of a drive to make the northern coast a global shipping route and secure the region's vast energy resources.

Two decades after abandoning it, Russia has sent 10 warships behind four nuclear-powered ice breakers to the base on the Novosibirsk Islands, a show of force as it resumes a permanent naval presence in the thawing region.

The flotilla was led by Russia's flagship nuclear-powered cruiser, Peter the Great, along the Northern Sea Route, which connects Europe to Asia across Russian waters from the Kara Gate to the Bering Strait.

"Our troops left there in 1993, and yet it is a very important location in the Arctic Ocean, a new stage in the development of the Northern Sea Route," Putin told a meeting of Russian defense officials.

"We will not only reopen the military base but restore the airfield to working order and make it possible for the emergency services, hydrologists and climate specialists to work together to ensure the security and effective work of the Northern Sea Route."
Then why the sensationalist headline? :crazy

Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base

saltwn 09-16-2013 06:47 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
maybe it's me. I guess I over reacted. nothing to worry about :rolls

MrLiberty 09-16-2013 07:39 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 597173)
maybe it's me. I guess I over reacted. nothing to worry about :rolls

No, it's not you. You don't reopen a military base with a show of force like this and announce it to world without a good reason.

Russia is flexing muscles they haven't used in years and you have to wonder why.

Jackass master 09-16-2013 07:42 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
He is actively flexing the military muscle for the world to take note of. Almost like our guy in D.C. is doing........:wave

saltwn 09-16-2013 07:45 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
And when a woman becomes president she will not want any to call her a weakling so she'll show might also.
It's a dangerous political game and I am 1/million billionth of a pawn. :(

Surly 09-16-2013 07:45 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
The Russians heard about that global warming stuff and are setting up shipping infrastructure to facilitate the northern passage. Guess they dont have a tea party to splain to them all that global warming is junk science.

Oftencold 09-16-2013 08:29 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
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Originally Posted by saltwn (Post 597171)
Russia has sent 10 warships and four nuclear-powered icebreakers to reopen an Arctic military base it abandoned two decades ago.



Then why the sensationalist headline? :crazy

Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base

Funny, is it not, that four nuclear powered icebreakers are needed to reach an area our Global Warming Hysterics assure us is free from ice and only punctuated by the occasional drowned polar bear?

Topcat 09-16-2013 08:35 PM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
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Originally Posted by Oftencold (Post 597202)
Funny, is it not, that four nuclear powered icebreakers are needed to reach an area out Global Warming Hysterics assure us is free from ice and only punctuated by the occasional drowned polar bear.

Are they going to let you move there to warm up? ;) :p


Just Kidden'

SwissMan 09-17-2013 04:57 AM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
someone must have fed that Putin too much Oats!:devil:D

The new Russian Czar! (Or an Incarnation of Joe Stalin)

MrLiberty 09-17-2013 07:50 AM

Re: Russia to reopen Soviet-era Arctic military base
 
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Originally Posted by SwissMan (Post 597289)
someone must have fed that Putin too much Oats!:devil:D

The new Russian Czar! (Or an Incarnation of Joe Stalin)

The latter one if he has the chance.


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