Russia Claims Total Military Superiority in the Arctic

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The steady and costly buildup of military might in the Arctic has apparently reached a level sufficient for Russia to claim sovereign rights over international waters along the entire length of the Northern Sea Route (known in Russian as Sevmorput), from the…

Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told journalists, “This territory [the Arctic] is within the sphere of Russian interests.

We will not give it away or let it slip away,” despite Washington’s claims that these are international waters (Militarynews.ru, March 3).

According to the…

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