Russia and the Arctic

Autocratic determination and the lack of concern for the consequences of failure

Russian cruise ship. Svalbard, Norway. Image Credit: Thomas Hallermann, Marine Photobank
Russian Arctic Bases. Image credit:
Christophe de Margerie, ice-class tanker fitted out to transport liquefied natural gas, is docked in Arctic port of Sabetta, Yamalo-Nenets district, Russia March 30, 2017. Olesya Astakhova | Thompson Reuters ©
The Russian Arktika class nuclear powered icebreaker “50 Years of Victory”. Image Credit:

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