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Russia sends missiles to the Arctic as Vladimir Putin moves for oil and gas

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The new Cold War? Russia sends troops and missiles to the Arctic as Putin stakes a claim for the region’s oil and gas reserves

  • Russia, Norway, Denmark and Canada are fighting over the Arctic territory
  • Putin is building six bases in the Arctic, and sending troops and missiles
  • It’s estimated that billions of tonnes of oil and gas lie beneath the seabed
  • Experts warn it shows willingness to use a military threat to claim the land

is beefing up its military presence in the Arctic, sending troops and missiles to strengthen its position in the competition for the region’s extensive oil and gas reserves.

As well as deploying advanced anti-aircraft missiles to the region, President Vladimir Putin is overseeing the completion of six new bases designed to see off foreign competition for the natural resources.

It is estimated that billions of tonnes of oil and gas lie beneath the seabed, which is currently disputed territory.

Military strength: President Vladimir Putin (pictured) is stepping up his nation's presence in the Arctic Circle in an attempt to support claims to the region's valuable natural resources

60 Comments on "Russia sends missiles to the Arctic as Vladimir Putin moves for oil and gas"

  1. makati1 on Sun, 27th Dec 2015 7:46 pm 

    angel, you need to get out and see the real world. Most of it is as safe now as ever, but you are so terrorized by your own government’s propaganda that you are afraid of your shadow. You are more likely to be killed in you car on the way to work than to be killed by a real terrorist. Or struck by lightning. Or any other accidental death.

    Even if those killed by terrorists were 1,000,000 per year, your chance would be about 1 in 7,000. About the same as being killed in a car accident or murdered in the US. Are you afraid to get into a car or to walk down the street? Maybe you should be.

  2. Apneaman on Sun, 27th Dec 2015 8:06 pm 

    Peace on Earth: EU, US ‘Very Interested’ in Reconciling With Russia in 2016

    “In an interview with the German news network Deutsche Welle, Stefan Meister, head of the program on Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations, suggested that 2016 will see further rapprochement between Moscow and the West.”

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  3. GregT on Sun, 27th Dec 2015 8:24 pm 

    “No matter what Russians do to build up its force their. The US will just set and watch and do absolutely nothing about it.”

    And what do you propose that the US do Michael? Invade Russia? The Russians have every right to build up forces wherever they like within their own country.

  4. Apneaman on Sun, 27th Dec 2015 9:02 pm 

    Good luck up in the Arctic Vlad.

    Warm Arctic Storm To Hurl Hurricane Force Winds at UK and Iceland, Push Temps to 72+ Degrees (F) Above Normal at North Pole

  5. makati1 on Sun, 27th Dec 2015 10:40 pm 


    Perhaps this is a good thing for the Russians? May open up the Arctic even more.

    But then:–610854.html

    Maybe Mother Nature is in the process of leveling the playing field?

  6. Apneaman on Mon, 28th Dec 2015 1:03 am 

    mak, I think cyber war might be how it goes in the end.

    Will we go out with a whimper instead of a bang? Cyberwar more likely than nuclear war

    “We’re far more vulnerable than any other nation to a cyberattack, since all of our 18 civilian infrastructure sectors rely 100% on the internet. They shouldn’t be connected to the internet or intranet AT ALL. But since our infrastructure is privately owned, and private companies hire lobbyists to prevent any government regulation because they don’t want to spend the money to take themselves off the network or make their networks more secure, all of these infrastructures within the United States are vulnerable: Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Chemical and Hazardous materials, Dams, Defense, Emergency services, Energy, Information technology, National monuments and icons, Nuclear power, Postal and shipping, Public Health, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Water and water treatment systems.

    The Chinese and Russian government’s own the infrastructure and have gone to great lengths to protect their systems from attack. This has led to what the defense department and Homeland Security call “asymmetric vulnerability”.”

  7. makati1 on Mon, 28th Dec 2015 1:46 am 

    Ap, I sure hope you are correct! But sanity is not well represented in Western world leadership these days. If the others are intelligent, they will set off an EMP high over Kansas and take out 99% of the US ability to do anything, even exist as a country.

    Or they can bide their time and wait for it to disintegrate under it’s own bullshit and civil war. I wonder how many US nuclear plants would melt down the first week? The auto and plane crashes the first few minutes would take out millions. Interesting…

  8. JuanP on Mon, 28th Dec 2015 8:13 am 

    2015 is the year Russia exposed Western barbarism,

  9. Davy on Mon, 28th Dec 2015 8:45 am 

    How about that Russian Ruble at a low point in 2015. How low can it go?

  10. makati1 on Mon, 28th Dec 2015 9:40 am 

    Davy, what does it matter?

    Answer: it doesn’t if their system works on rubles and is not tied to the USD.

    I would be more worried about the USD being so inflated that it soon will end trade as it’s exports will be too expensive. I’ve noticed that many US items are no longer for sale here as they are getting too expensive. Consumers like me are switching to products from other countries. Caned goods from the US are about 50% more expensive now than they were 7 years ago and increasing faster every year.

    Canned corn of equal size and quality-
    US P49
    Thai P27
    Canned Kidney beans-
    Us P87
    Italy P43

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