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    Post  George1 Wed May 19, 2021 1:53 am

    Airfield Nagurskaya on the island of Alexandra Land is capable of receiving strategic bombers
    Yesterday, 08: 41
    The Ministry of Defense continues to work on the Arctic airfields, preparing them to receive strategic missile carriers. Major General Igor Churkin, Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Air Defense Army, said that the Nagurskoye airfield on Alexandra Land underwent a corresponding reconstruction.

    The Arctic airfield Nagurskoye completed reconstruction last year, a new runway 3,5 km long was built and put into operation there, which makes it possible to receive strategic bombers, in particular the Tu-95. It is possible that the Tu-160 too, since according to Churkin, the airfield is capable of all-season receiving all classes of aircraft. Previously, the airfield was operated only in the winter.

    The Nagurskaya airfield is located on the Alexandra Land island of the Franz Josef Land archipelago, next to the northernmost Russian military base "Arctic Trefoil". The tactical group of the North is deployed on the island. fleet.

    Churkin explained that currently the Northern Fleet is also practicing the use of fighters from Arctic airfields. At the Rogachevo airfield of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, long-range MiG-31 interceptors are on experimental combat duty. This airfield, together with Nagurskaya, is used for the watch of Russian fighters in the Arctic region, fighters often rise to "intercept" foreign aircraft over the Barents Sea and near the Kola Peninsula.

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    Post  kvs Sat May 22, 2021 8:38 pm

    Stinkin Blinkin has been pulling a Pompeo and bleating about how Russia is "violating the law" with its policies in the Arctic. He
    demands that the USA has a right to send its navy 12 nm from the Russian Arctic shore.

    1) The 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea does not nullify the previously established norms in any region. It is not like a country
    where the legislature passes a law repealing an older law and establishing a new one instead. '

    2) From 1916 to 1924 the Arctic Ocean was established as a type of closed basin like the Caspian Sea where the five countries
    with shorelines on this basin (Russia/USSR, Canada, USA, Norway and Denmark (Greenland)) have sector "ownership". The
    sectors are anchored on the shorelines and converge to the median point which happens to be the North Pole.

    3) The USA is not a signatory to the 1982 Convention but acts like it is "the law". **** off.

    4) The 1982 Convention allows shelf extensions beyond 200 nm. Russia clearly has an extended shelf into the Arctic Ocean
    as evidenced by the fact that most of the near shore shelf is only 50 meters deep and was above water during the last
    glacial maximum. The Russian shelf extends well beyond 200 nm but American imperialists claim otherwise. Because
    they think that they are judge, jury and executioner when it comes to planet Earth.

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    Post  miketheterrible Sat May 22, 2021 8:57 pm

    He doesn't and they won't.

    Like the sea near Vladivostok where they complain and try but run away as soon as Russia intercepts them.

    Americans are fucking stupid retards with a big mouth but a spine as brittle as a cracker.

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    Post  Hole Sat May 22, 2021 10:01 pm

    This is the "rules based international order" at work. Blinken thinks he makes the rules and all other have to follow them. Like Clinton, Kerry and Pompeo he will be surprised by the response.

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    Post  Tingsay Sat May 29, 2021 4:15 pm

    So the plan has always been 5 or 7 of these?

    Russia plans up to five floating nuclear power stations for northeast wilderness

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has approved a proposal by Rosatom to build floating nuclear power plants to power a gold and copper mine on the remote northeast Pacific coast, according to a report by the RBC news agency.

    The $2.3bn proposal was put forward by the nuclear engineer in competition with another by gas company Novatek based on floating power plants fuelled by LNG.

    The floating plants would provide power to the Baimskaya copper and gold mine in Chukotka, Russia’s easternmost province.

    The mine, which is owned by Kazakhstan company KAZ Minerals, is thought to contain 25 years of copper ore, making it one of the world’s largest unexploited deposits.

    An $8bn operation is now under way to create an open-cast mine, with a deadline of 2027. However, the economy of the area is based on reindeer herding and whale hunting and fishing, with no roads and little power infrastructure to support an industrial operation on this scale.

    According to RBC, a letter setting out Rosatom’s plans was sent to President Putin by Sergei Kiriyenko, the chairman of Rosatom’s supervisory board.

    This said Rosatom planned to order five floating power units with a total capacity of 500MW at the Baltic Shipyard. It added that this would have “a significant socio-economic effect on the Russian economy” by enhancing Russia’s nuclear and shipbuilding industries, and creating a future export market for low-power floating reactors.

    It would also capitalise on the lessons learned from the first floating reactor project, the Akademik Lomonosov, which was developed over some 14 years. This has already been sent to Chukotka where it is powering the town of Pevek (see further reading).

    Meanwhile, other companies are beginning to appreciate the potential in the floating reactor market, such as Danish start-up Seaborg Technologies, which is hoping to install its Compact Molten Salt Reactor on ships.

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    Post  GarryB Sun May 30, 2021 9:25 am

    They could make one that is optimised for desalination of salt water that could be used in a lot of places to provide electricity and fresh water supplies where it is needed...

    If they can make it efficient... perhaps even use the heat by product of electricity and fresh water production to heat facilities or small towns it could be rather cost effective and useful.

    Maybe even develop a high speed ship to allow rapid delivery so it can then be left in place to operate...

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