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The polar regions, also called the frigid zones, of Earth are the regions of the planet that surround its geographical poles (the North and South Poles), lying within the polar circles.

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The Arctic Eats Helicopters, So Russia Is Sending Drones Instead

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By: David Axe Russian defense firm Rostec is partnering with a small Latvian startup to make tiltrotor drones for dangerous Arctic operations. Think of it as a tiny, robotic, cold-weather version...
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Russian marines heat up the Arctic with large-scale exercise

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Russia has been actively boosting its military presence in the Arctic in recent years, building new bases and airfields as well as repairing old ones.
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Russia considers using heavy drones to control Arctic borders

The Russian industry considers developing heavy drones to control the border in Arctic regions, First Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), Border Guard Service Head Vladimir Kulishov...
Military drills in Arctic (photo Russia Today)

Russia Reopens Secret Soviet-Era Lab for Testing of Equipment for Use in the Arctic

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Competition for the Arctic has heated up in recent years, with Russia allocating vast resources to shore up control over its northern territories as they promise to become a...
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Russian and Norwegian experts are ready for joint economic projects in the Arctic

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As part of the High North Dialogue Arctic 2050: Mapping the future, a panel discussion Arctic 2050: Mapping the future  was held on April 23, 2021. The umbrella theme...
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Putin instructs government to support international Arctic expedition

Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the cabinet and a number of government agencies with furnishing support for an international scientific research expedition in Russia’s Arctic zone and on...
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New move in Ukrainian clampdown on Russian language

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Russian-language media in Ukraine will now be forced to publish a secondary version in the country's official tongue under a new law that selectively...
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Energy Iran opens its first super heavy oil refinery in Qeshm

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi is to officially inaugurate a first super heavy oil refinery in Iran on Friday as the country moves ahead with...

Rio Tinto is not leaving Serbia, land acquisition continues

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Despite the mass protests that took place in Serbia and the announcement of the Serbian government that the "Jadar" project could be suspended, the...
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After Kazakhstan, the color revolution era is over

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What happened in Kazakhstan increasingly looks like a US-Turkish-British-Israeli-led coup d'etat attempt foiled dramatically by their Eurasian adversariesThe year 2022 started with Kazakhstan on...

Wendy Sherman: NATO again warns Russia about severe costs if it invades Ukraine

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The United States and allies once more warned Russia at the Wednesday meeting of the NATO-Russia Council about significant measures if Moscow invades Ukraine,...