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Arctic

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

First Arctic project unaffected by sanctions – Gazprom Neft chief
Newly sanctioned Gazprom Neft plans to continue offshore oil extraction in its Prirazlomnoye Arctic field as planned, and will reach peak oil production by 2021, First Deputy CEO Vadim Yakovlev said.

15.09.2014 13:40

Iceberg alert: Vigilance the watchword for Russian Navy on hazardous Arctic voyage
Russia’s Northern Fleet is being tested in the extreme conditions of icy Arctic waters on a mission to re-equip a Soviet-era naval base. On board the destroyer Admiral Levchenko, RT's Murad Gazdiev reports on the most treacherous part of the journey.

15.09.2014 07:22

​Day 7: Polar bears!
We did it – we managed to film THREE different polar bears running around a remote island we passed along Russia’s northern coast.

13.09.2014 16:14

Day 6: Can you overcome the sea and nausea?
I thought I had gotten used to the swaying, and I had – but this is something else. The effects are not fun: Total lethargy, slight nausea and a spinning head. All I want to do is just lie down and sleep. I was told that you get used to this as well.

13.09.2014 15:56

Day 5: Connecting with the outside world
We saw our first wildlife today; an enormous swarm of jellyfish floating just below the water. As luck would have it, no one had a camera or mobile phone on them.

September 12, 2014 22:17

Northern defense: RT's on-the-spot report from Russian naval maneuvers in the Arctic
Russia's Northern Fleet has begun military drills in the Arctic, with RT's correspondent Murad Gazdiev witnessing the action at close hand on board the vessel.

09.09.2014 12:54

Putin: Arctic shelf development ‘major task’ for oil and gas sector
Arctic shelf development is among the major challenges facing the Russian oil and gas sector, according to President Putin, who addressed industry workers on Sunday.

07.09.2014 10:48

Russian Navy sends flotilla to Arctic to start permanent service at military base
Six vessels from the Russian North fleet have left their base in Severomorsk in the Barents Sea and set off for the New Siberian Islands, where a military base under reconstruction will start functioning later this year.

06.09.2014 11:23

Russia: We don’t want the Arctic to become arena of conflict
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov attempted to dampen the escalating rhetoric around the Arctic, after his Canadian counterpart said his country was ready “to protect its sovereignty” in the resource-rich region.

27.08.2014 19:45

​Canada to Russia: ‘We will defend our sovereignty in the Arctic’
Canada is ready for a confrontation with Russia if it expands its ambitions in the Arctic region, Foreign Minister John Baird told a Danish newspaper. The oil-rich region is set to become a key political battleground in the coming decades.

27.08.2014 00:25

Russia to deploy fifth-gen fighters, S-500 missiles in 2016
In 2016, the Russian military will start deploying two advanced weapons, the fifth-generation fighter jet PAK FA and the long-range surface-to-air missile systems S-500, chief of the Russian Air Forces said.

10.08.2014 07:07

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