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Russia Launches Massive Arctic Military Drills

AP | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by Presiden...

Putin: Russia Must Strengthen Position In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

LAKE SELIGER, Russia, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Moscow had to strengthen its position, economically an...

Greenpeace Ship To Confront Russian Oil Tanker

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platfo...

Greenpeace Captain Describes Fear Felt In Russian Jail

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The U.S. captain of the Greenpeace ship seized by the Russian coast guard described on Sunday the stress and fear he a...

UN Court Orders Release Of Greenpeace Ship And Crew

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

BERLIN (AP) — A U.N.-mandated tribunal has ordered Russia to immediately release a Greenpeace ship and its crew in return for a 3.6 million euro ($5...

Greenpeace Captain Held In Russia Granted Bail

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A Russian court granted bail on Wednesday to the American captain of a Greenpeace ship that was used in a...

Oil Rig Sinking Leaves Over 50 Missing, Sparks Doubt Over Russia's Arctic Plans

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — The sinking of a floating oil rig that left more than 50 crew dead or missing is intensifying fears that Russian companies searching f...

7 Crazy Facts You Should Know About The Arctic

David Fairhall | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
David Fairhall

As the polar ice cap shrinks, this oceanic basin is also opening up to human activity. And as its vast economic resources become increasingly accessible, it looks set to become a cauldron of commercial potential and political conflict.

Putin Helps Scientists Track Polar Bears In Russia's Arctic

AP | DAVID NOWAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MOSCOW -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin played the eco-warrior in Russia's Arctic on Thursday, helping scientists track endangered polar bears and cal...

Russia's Other Front

Scott G. Borgerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott G. Borgerson

President Bush is right to demand an immediate end to the looting and shooting in Georgia by Russia, but he should also turn his attention to recent aggressive Russian activity in the opening Arctic.