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    Russia Discovers Massive Arctic Oil Field Which May Be Larger Than Gulf Of Mexico

    Post  Vann7 on Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:25 am



    Interesting.. apparently Russia won the lottery in the artic.. and have discovered
    a major oil field that will significantly boost Russia economy and tip the balance in the world.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-27/russia-discovers-massive-arctic-oil-field-which-may-be-larger-gulf-mexico



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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:29 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Russia forms two motor rifle brigades for Arctic army grouping

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    Arctic Military Command ‘North’: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:47 pm

    Russia to Form Arctic Command ‘North’ Comprising Two Motorized Infantry Brigades by 2017

    MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s new Arctic Command, dubbed North, will be formed by 2017 and comprise two arctic-warfare brigades, Commander-in-Chief of the Land Force, Col.Gen. Oleg Salyukov, said Wednesday.

    "A combined-arms task force is being formed to protect Russia's national interests in the Arctic," Salyukov told reporters.

    "The first brigade is being formed in the Murmansk region, while the second will be formed in 2016 in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district," the general said.

    According to Salyukov, the brigades will patrol and defend Russia's coastline in the Arctic, accompany vessels along the Northern Sea Route and demonstrate military presence in the Arctic.

    Russia has been seeking to strengthen its military, political and economic position in the Arctic for some time now. In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the establishment of a new state body for the realization of Russian national policy in the region. The president also commissioned the government to prepare a project for a full financial support of the Arctic's development program.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:49 pm

    Russian scientists develop monitoring system to guard planned Arctic command

    When implemented, the system will protect the northern and western military formations being set up to safeguard Russian interests in the Arctic

    YALTA, October 3. /TASS/. Experts from a state research-and-development center are creating a monitoring system to watch over Russia's combined strategic command for the Arctic.

    When implemented, the system will protect the northern and western military formations being set up to safeguard Russian interests in the Arctic. Monitoring will extend across the Arctic into the Novya Zemlya archipelago, Franz Josef Land, the Novosibirsk Islands and Wrangel Island.

    "We have prepared a concept to monitor underwater, surface, air and space in the Arctic region,” Sergei Boyev, general director of Moscow Mints Radio-Technical Institute, said Friday. He also noted the new system will combine wide-ranging technologies addressing different objectives.

    “The system will integrate all these devices," he said, adding that they will monitor a 200-mile zone at reduced costs. Constant coast patrolling will no longer be needed as radar equipment is planned to scan surface waves.

    Russia's Arctic military command

    The formation of the Arctic military command is part of Russia’s ongoing extensive program to build up military presence in the Arctic. Last March, President Vladimir Putin said that the armed forces’ training and development efforts should incorporate measures to increase the combat component of the Arctic group. The Defense Ministry has since made several steps along these lines.

    Russia announced it was recreating its military base on the Novosibirsk Islands in the Laptev Sea. An airfield was opened on Kotelny, the largest island of the archipelago. Another military airport, Rogachyovo, commissioned on the southern island of the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, is capable of accommodating fighter jets.

    The construction of an airfield in Tiksi, Yakutia’s northernmost locality, inside the Arctic circle, will be completed in 2015. Three airfields - in the Alykel community (the Krasnoyarsk Territory), in Vorkuta (the Komi Republic), and in Anadyr, the administrative center of Chukotka, will be expanded.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:46 pm

    Russia Plans to Deploy Troops Along Entire Length of Arctic Border

    MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will complete deployment of military units on its territory along the Arctic circle by the end of 2014, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday.

    "We have been very active in the Arctic region lately, and this year we will have a large number of units deployed along the Arctic circle, practically, from Murmansk to Chukotka," Shoigu announced at a meeting with top military brass in Moscow.

    Over the past few years, Russia has been pressing ahead with efforts aimed at the development of its Arctic territories, including hydrocarbon production and development of the Northern Sea Route, which is gaining importance as an alternative to traditional routes from Europe to Asia.

    Since the Arctic region is believed to have large reserves of oil and gas, the area is of interest for several other countries as well, including the United States, Canada, Norway and Denmark.

    A number of political, economic and military measures have been taken to protect Russia’s interests in the Arctic amid NATO’s increased focus on the region.

    On October 20, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that NATO presence in the Arctic was unnecessary, as there were no problems in the region that would require the alliance's participation. In May, the then NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the bloc had no plans to deploy military forces in the region.

    In April, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would build a unified network of military facilities on its Arctic territories to host troops, advanced warships and aircraft as part of a plan to boost protection of the country’s interests and borders in the region.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:54 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Russia to build 13 airports in the Arctic and 10 radar, said the little finger

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  medo on Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:56 pm

    http://tvzvezda.ru/news/forces/content/201410281117-1klt.htm

    Arctic base "Polar star" in Wrangler island is delivered to Russian army.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:23 pm

    Viktor wrote:Nice  thumbsup

    Russia to build 13 airports in the Arctic and 10 radar, said the little finger

    Finally, the radar coverage of Russia's Arctic definitely needed upgrading.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:50 pm

    Have been expecting this ... and there it is russia

    Russia to Seek Expansion of Continental Shelf Limit: Minister

    "In light of research carried out, in accordance with the schedule, our government will submit the arctic application to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. I would like to say that an approval of the Russian application would consolidate Russia's sovereign right to an additional 1.2 million square kilometers of the Arctic Ocean", Donskoy said during a government meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:37 pm

    Just GREAT !!! thumbsup

    Northern Sea Route Transit Applications Hit Record High in 2014

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:57 am

    As a part of the Russian Federation has a new island
    Geographical discoveries made using the Mi-26



    Crews Russian military helicopters Mi-26  opened a new island in the Arctic Ocean.

    The island is about 500 square meters , the height above sea level - less than a meter. The presence here of the territory of Russia significantly shifts the limits of its exclusive economic zone deeper into the Arctic. As a result, the territorial waters of the Russian Federation increased by 452 square kilometers. The new island was an unusual name "Yaya". This is due to the fact that each of the members of the crews of two Mi-26 helicopters began to shout: "This is me, I found it!".

    Previously unknown island was discovered by air on Vasilevsky shoal crews of two Mi-26 helicopters, transport different technique from Yakut port Tixi on the New Siberian Islands. Geographical discovery expanded the territorial waters of the Russian Federation on the 452 sq. km.

    Geographical discovery was made back in 2013, but not made public until scientific testing. Feature of many of the Arctic islands is that they are composed not of rocks and ice, over which a layer of soil. Over time, the ice melts, and the "island" disappear.

    That is why the official announcement of the fact of geographical discoveries made by the Mi-26, was held a year later, after experts Hydrographic Service conducted studies and confirmed that a small sandy patch of land is an island.

    Previously, the island was not marked on maps. In addition to the island of Yaya, the expedition managed to find other new objects: the island of Novaya Zemlya in the area, and the Straits capes. Since the last survey conducted in this part of the Arctic exactly one hundred years ago, from 1910 to 1914, the terrain has changed. Because global warming is melting glaciers centuries, discovering new islands and headlands.

    The Mi-26 is the biggest and lifting production helicopter in the world. They are capable of carrying up to 20 tons of cargo on the external load or transport cabin. Mi-26 helicopters are also used to transport Marines wounded or fuel, as well as fighting fires. Helicopter at the factory "Rostvertol" holding "Russian Helicopters" . The commercial version has the designation of helicopter Mi-26T. Currently undergoing flight tests modernized Mi-26T2 with a reduced number of crew members, "glass" cockpit, advanced avionics and options for night use.

    Holding "Helicopters of Russia" is the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia and one of the few companies in the world, has the capability to design, manufacture, testing and maintenance of modern civil and military helicopters.

    http://rostec.ru/news/4514977


    The more islands Russia discovers in the Arctic, the more oil reserves they can discover and claim for their own. Surely the charlatan PM Harper of Canada will complain saying it's an infringement of Canada's sovereignty lmao! lol1 lol1 lol1

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:39 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Putin: Russia's Arctic Command to Become Operational in December

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:54 pm

    Nice ... going rapid thumbsup

    Military RF colonized the second town in the Arctic - at Cape Schmidt

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  kvs on Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:47 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    As a part of the Russian Federation has a new island
    Geographical discoveries made using the Mi-26



    http://rostec.ru/news/4514977


    The more islands Russia discovers in the Arctic, the more oil reserves they can discover and claim for their own. Surely the charlatan PM Harper of Canada will complain saying it's an infringement of Canada's sovereignty lmao! lol1 lol1 lol1

    Russia should start screaming and shouting any time a NATO plane or ship crosses its EEZ. NATO screams and shouts when Russian planes and ships sail
    through NATO member EEZs even though it is international waters.

    Every scrap of land that can extend Russia's EEZ implies more control over the oil and gas deposits that mostly occur on the Siberian shelf and not on the
    North American side of the Arctic.

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:13 pm

    Russia’s Defense Ministry establishes Arctic Strategic Command

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:00 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Spetsstroy Russian Federation has commissioned a third military town in the Arctic

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:08 pm

    Arctic troops arrive as Russia masses united northern command

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Viktor on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:14 pm

    Nice thumbsup

    Russia to Reconstruct 10 Military Airfields in Arctic by Year's End

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  sepheronx on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:41 pm

    Are there any photos what these mil towns look like in the arctic?

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:33 am

    Hopefully moving a large group of people to the arctic regions will promote the development of vehicles and equipment to make living and working there easier... which in turn should make extracting resources easier too.


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  Manov on Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:06 pm

    It should become an oportunnity not just to develop the artic, but an  ocassion to practice human colonization in harsh enviroments as it may be found in outer space

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  GarryB on Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:35 am

    Very good point... it would be useful to test technologies for space and indeed submarines in such isolated places.

    Self sufficiency, reusable materials and equipment, and the ability to grow or make their own components for repairs would also be useful.


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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  franco on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:16 pm

    The new Arctic Motor Rifle Brigade at Alakurtti will be known as the 80th (Guard?) Motor Rifle (Arctic) Brigade.

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    Post  Stiangul on Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:59 pm

    Hmmm, what are those Arctic brigade going to do in the summer? Change camo to green camo or what? In thoose places theres green grass and trees in the summer...

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    Re: Arctic rush

    Post  GarryB on Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:10 am

    Standard units had white coveralls when it snowed... no doubt for arctic units when it doesn't snow they will have light pullovers to deal with the situation.


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