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Arctic

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

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

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