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Arctic

Russian bases to span entire Arctic border by end of 2014
Russia will have military control of the entirety of its 6,200 km Arctic coastal zone by the end of 2014, just a year after Moscow announced its ambitious plan to build military presence in the region, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has announced.

21.10.2014 16:42

North America gears up for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse-filled sunset
Much of North America will experience a solar eclipse on Thursday, with the moon covering up to 70 percent of the sun in the late afternoon. Along most of the East Coast and Midwest, the event will occur during sunset, allowing for dramatic photography.

21.10.2014 19:50

An oil maverick with a mustache: Business legacy of Christophe de Margerie in Russia
Sanctions against Russia are counterproductive and stability should be restored to provide more investment to the country, Total CEO Christophe de Margerie said during his last speech in Moscow before he died in a plane crash.

21.10.2014 08:35

Scientists: North can become South in less than 100 years
A recent discovery has shown that the Earth’s magnetic reversal could happen much quicker than had been expected. US scientists say the North and South poles can swap their positions in less than a century, which would carry some danger for humans.

19.10.2014 11:01

35,000 walruses forced onto land in Alaska due to decrease in Arctic Sea ice
Record numbers of Pacific walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska after being unable to find ice in the Arctic waters to rest and feed themselves. The enormous gathering has caused further concerns over global climate change.

01.10.2014 18:56

'Post-apocalyptic': Experience abandoned Soviet-era Arctic military base
An abandoned Kotelny Island was Russia's Northern Fleet destination after traveling some 2,500 miles through treacherous Arctic waters. The military are now firmly established at the base in one of the world’s most hostile natural environments.

23.09.2014 14:59

ExxonMobil isn’t leaving Russian Arctic - Rosneft
ExxonMobil still plans to participate in the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Russia’s Far East, according to Rosneft Vice President Vlada Rusakova.

23.09.2014 09:10

Day 10: Alien land of Kotelniy Island, our destination
After almost 4,000 kilometers through the Arctic, we’ve finally arrived at the Island of Kotelniy… and it was not what I expected.

20.09.2014 15:18

​Day 9: Survive the Arctic snowstorm!
I’ve never really experienced a freak snowstorm… one you couldn’t tell was coming at all.

September 19, 2014 20:01

Navy’s Arctic Test: Nature puts forward own ‘ice bucket challenge’ topping Russian drills
Maneuvers are not the only challenge Russian sailors face in the Arctic. The rigorous landscape itself is demanding: icy winds, rough seas and long missions, as RT's crew on board the destroyer Admiral Levchenko has learnt.

20.09.2014 07:04

Sneak peak at Russia’s ‘under renovation’ Arctic base
Kotelny Island is a nondescript piece of frigid wasteland of no particular note. Except hosting a military base-in-the-making, the first of many from which Russia plans to project its military might to and across the Arctic. RT visited with the Navy.

18.09.2014 11:30

Day 8: The Rainbow and Why you shouldn’t watch a chopper land
Thanks to our nuclear icebreaker escort, and Mother Nature’s blessing, we cleared the ice-field in record time.

16.09.2014 18:17

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