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Russia Announces Plans for Space-Age Icebreakers

By Charles Digges 2018-01-03 07:53:45

Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s colorful deputy prime minister, has again made headlines by claiming the country will build a series of advanced nuclear icebreakers that have long been considered a mere fantasy. Speaking to Tass, the official state newswire, before the...

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Rosatom to Take Over Arctic Development

By Charles Digges 2017-11-18 22:05:21

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin wants to turn infrastructure development for the Northern Sea Route – Russia’s fabled east-west passage through the Arctic to Asia – over to state nuclear corporation Rosatom, according to reports in the Kommersant business daily. The...

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Russia's Sunken Subs to Stay for Another Three Years

By Charles Digges 2017-10-30 02:25:24

Russian officials have again raised the possibility of retrieving tons of nuclear trash from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean – only to confess just as quickly that they don’t have the money to do it. Discussions of what to...

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E.U. Vote on Arctic Oil Drilling Sparks "Icy" Debate

By Charles Digges 2017-03-17 18:15:08

The European Parliament rejected a total ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic on Thursday, but endorsed a pushback against exploration in the region’s “icy” waters. Lawmakers voted 414-180 to reject the non-binding motion calling for the European...

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