Skip to comments.Russia intends to form group of forces in Arctic
Posted on 03/27/2009 2:08:13 AM PDT by pobeda1945
MOSCOW. March 27 (Interfax) - Russia intends to form a group of forces in the Arctic region in order to ensure state military security, which is provided in the strategy of Russia's policy in the Arctic region in the period to 2020 and beyond. "As to the sphere of military security and the protection of the Russian state border, a group of general purpose forces of the Russian Armed Forces, other troops, military units and agencies, primarily border agencies, should be created in Russia's Arctic zone, which are capable to guarantee military security in different military and political situations," the strategy, which was adopted last year and now has been posted on the Russian Security Council's website, reads. The strategy suggests forming border zones in Russia's Arctic region and organizing technical control over straights, rivers mouths and bays along the Northern Sea Route. A coast guard structure of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) is expected to be set up in the Arctic zone in order to pursue the goals of the state militarily security policy, the document reads. It is expected that the border infrastructure of Russia's Arctic zone will be developed and border agencies will be re-equipped in order to create a system of comprehensive control over the situation on the sea and strengthen state control over fishing in Russia's Arctic zone, the strategy reads.
Open Arctic water presents a great abundance of resources.
It would. Unfortunately there isn't any, at least not long enough to drill anything. There is open water caused by shifting winds, not "Gore-Bull warming". Anything stuck in the ice, say a drill rig, would move with the ice. It'd be hell on drill shafts.
Can you imagine being a Russian regular forces soldier stationed in the arctic?
I remember from a few years ago the Russians claimed a lot of sea bed.
I took this article as a attempt again by them to assert sovereignty over the resources.
Throws a whole new understanding to the biblical “army from the north”
Yes the ravening hordes of Finns, Swedes,Norwegians, Canadians and Americans will be crossing the ice pack to overwhelm the northrn border of Russia.
Or is it a polar bear swarm departing the melitng ice eating their way into the breadbasket of the Ukraine he fears....
The world wonders, and is in awe.
( Are they basing their defence policy on Al Gore’s prediction?).
I JUST HOPE THAT THEIR ANTICS DON’T DISTURB ANY GIANT FROZEN MONSTERS IN THE ICE!!!