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“Democracy” goes to the Arctic ...


Today, the Arctic is one of the most interesting and promising regions for peaceful research and innovation.

Thus, speaking at 29 in March of this year at the meeting “The Arctic - the Territory of Scientific Cooperation”, the famous Russian polar explorer Arthur Chilingarov noted that it is scientific research that plays a key role in the development of the Arctic.

However, for some countries and primarily for the United States, the Arctic today is primarily a tool of economic security. Experts note that this is primarily due to the fact that today the Arctic contains about 30 percent. all minerals on Earth, and who will own it - that will determine all subsequent economic policies in the world. This is not about regional influence, but about global, and the United States understands this. Therefore, by all means they will try to consolidate the Arctic space behind them, disregarding opinions and ignoring any cooperation with such major players as Russia, calling Moscow’s activities in the Arctic as destabilizing.

In addition to the economic component, the region retains an important strategic military significance for Washington, primarily for nuclear underwater fleet. From the positions in the northeast of the Barents Sea, American submarines can hit most of the important targets, since here the shortest paths for ballistic missiles directed from the eastern to the western hemisphere lie.

Back in 2009, Washington published the US Arctic Policy Directive. It notes that "in the Arctic, the United States has broad interests in the field of national security and is ready to act independently or in alliance with other states to protect these interests."

The provisions of the Arctic strategy are consistently implemented in practical politics. This is indicated by plans to increase the US military satellite grouping aimed at the Arctic.

Currently, the United States is striving with all its forces to maximize the principle of freedom of navigation and economic activity, since the United States does not participate in the UN conventions on the law of the sea, which make it possible to file a claim in controversial situations regarding the division of the shelf.

It is also worth noting that the United States wants to change the status of the Northern Sea Route, passing along the Arctic coast of Russia, to international. If these plans are implemented, the Russian Federation will not only lose significant revenues for using the route by other states, it will objectively increase the military-strategic vulnerability of the Russian Federation from the northern direction.

Experts also note the different approaches of Moscow and Washington to the leading regional organization - the Arctic Council. If Russia is interested in expanding the Council’s powers, the Directive explicitly states that the United States considers the Council only as a forum for discussion and opposes giving it the status of an international organization that produces binding decisions. This can only mean one thing - Washington, as always, wants to solve international issues on its own, without any participation of other countries and ignoring their interests.

Thus, in the Arctic strategy, the US reserves the right to act not only unilaterally, but also to control the Arctic spaces outside the legally valid demarcation lines, while violating and ignoring the interests of other countries, including Russia.

Today it is already obvious to many that the United States is making plans for economic expansion and militarization of the Arctic, and, according to some American political scientists, in the coming years they are able to establish themselves in the region militarily, politically and economically. It is clear that Washington wants to “grab” a huge chunk of territory that should rightfully belong to Russia, and it is no longer a secret for anyone that the goal of the States is unconditional domination in the Arctic.

One has only to guess what will happen to the region, its uniqueness and primitiveness, when the United States comes to establish its “democracy” there.

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  1. andrewkor
    andrewkor 28 October 2017 06: 17
    The United States is 20 years behind Russia in the Arctic in solving problems in the complex. Yes, there are Arctic units, and radar, and a pair of icebreakers, but the scale is not the same and the prospects are not visible from my couch!
    1. jjj
      jjj 28 October 2017 12: 56
      US military equipment and weapons individually and NATO as a whole cannot fully function in the Arctic
    2. trahterist
      trahterist 28 October 2017 13: 41
      Yes, there is one name from the icebreakers when compared with the vessels of the USSR / Russia
      Coasters scandals their ceiling
  2. izya top
    izya top 28 October 2017 06: 21
    US wants to change the status of the Northern Sea Route
    Wishlist will fall off
  3. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 28 October 2017 07: 09
    Thanks to comrade Yeltsin, who not only destroyed the USSR, but also in the Arctic gave all kinds of Holodrons more than 1,5 million square kilometers of Russian territory. "The light has never seen such a blue thief". am

    But he could not steal laughing
    1. Cat Marquis
      Cat Marquis 28 October 2017 11: 33
      How would the partition of the Barents and the Svalbard shelf in favor of the Norgs and the final recognition of Svalbard as Norwegian territory take place under Putin-Medvedev, not?


      Yeltsin, however, has nothing to do with it, oddly enough ...
      1. Gormenghast
        Gormenghast 28 October 2017 11: 56
        And who abandoned the sector by ratifying the 1982 maritime convention in 1997? am
        1. Cat Marquis
          Cat Marquis 28 October 2017 12: 00
          So everything is written on the second link. All, so to speak, "history". Well, and if they wrote about the "Arctic losses" of Russia, why didn’t they mention those that happened during the reign of the "sweet" couple?
          1. Gormenghast
            Gormenghast 28 October 2017 12: 10
            I'm not interested in Svalbard (except for the whale war of the 30s, for which the Norwegians never paid am ) after the eltsinoids poured into the toilet the sectoral division of the Arctic.

            Everything that Russia claims today, and so it was Soviet, within the Arctic sector. The liberalization of the Arctic occurred under Yeltsin and the junta of homunculi grown in tubes of the State Department.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 28 October 2017 07: 13
    it is scientific research that plays a key role in the development of the Arctic.

    ... and how can one disagree with the academician here? ... you won’t be wondering at the gypsy’s "how it is in the Arctic"! ... bully
  5. Antianglosax
    Antianglosax 28 October 2017 08: 09
    Who will allow them, wretchedly, to restore order in the Arctic! There you will not incite Igilovites, and there will be few idiots in the mattress face to face with Russian guys. It’s also cold there! So, drooling, they go to the buoy.
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 28 October 2017 21: 35
      Quote: Antianglosaks
      There you will not incite Igilovites

      But it would be nice to land all the Ishilovites with a landing force in the Arctic ...
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 30 October 2017 21: 30
        They will refuse feel first, there’s no one to rape, it’s more likely that the polar bear can be caught, secondly it’s cold, and so much so that even the “summer” does not save, and thirdly, if in Syria they somehow covered the mericas, then in the Arctic the VKS “with feces” they will be mixed with impunity two times. bully
  6. midshipman
    midshipman 28 October 2017 10: 54
    An article was published in the Scientific Bulletin of MSTU GA No 5 for 2017 "Radio-technical support for military and civil aviation flights - Russia's strategic task in the development of the Arctic regions." My fellow scientists were at the forum in Arkhangelsk this year, and I edited this work for the interests of the Russian Federation, taking into account the achievements already existing. I have the honor.
  7. selendis
    selendis 28 October 2017 11: 03
    Aw, open your eyes, author, America's goal is global dominance, and not just in the Arctic. The exceptional nation wants to grab everything, only in it there are exceptional people - 3-7 percent, no more, the rest simply do not realize that they will be left behind, in any case.
  8. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 28 October 2017 18: 24
    Rosneft stopped work in the Black Sea ... They say that due to the sanctions there is no equipment for exploration and production. I wonder what they will do in the Arctic if there is nothing to work in the south already ?! After all, there was your own production of drilling equipment, once ... we collapsed? And the tsar with the boyars did not notice ... And so 17 years in a row.
    1. Med_Dog
      Med_Dog 28 October 2017 21: 02
      Here some people think that we will return Alaska, and here you are scattering such news, worthless.
      1. Fedya2017
        Fedya2017 28 October 2017 21: 48
        Quote: Med_Dog
        Here some people think that we will return Alaska

        Well, Duc is known - “Fools are rich in thought” ... While they are thinking of turning Alaska back, we are having an outflow of population from the Far East, and the process does not stop despite the promised free hectare. So, let’s think ... We love to think. Even the State Duma has been created for this ...
  9. weksha50
    weksha50 28 October 2017 21: 32
    "The United States wants to change the status of the Northern Sea Route, which runs along the Arctic coast of Russia, to international"...

    Who will tell me - is it LEGALLY possible ???

    "Washington wants to" grab "a huge chunk from the territory that should rightfully belong to Russia, and it’s no secret to anyone that the goal of the United States is unconditional dominance in the Arctic"...

    The US response from Russia will be “KU” from the famous film ... Thank God, it seems that this time Russia did not oversleep and took action in time ... And it continues to take ...
    1. Fedya2017
      Fedya2017 29 October 2017 01: 07
      Quote: weksha50
      Thank God, it seems that this time Russia did not oversleep and took action in time ... And it continues to take

      That's for sure ... We won’t give them back. We’ll get it at our own expense and then give it back to them. For pieces of paper green ... And we put pieces of paper in their banks, for preservation ...
    2. Pivot
      Pivot 29 October 2017 09: 09
      We’ll supply a barrier, and a payment booth. Who will try to slip without payment, warning torpedo on board. And there, in general, let them prove that the ship was in general. No other way, today they understand only power and determination. Remember Greenpeace’s attack on our drilling platform, now they don’t even think about it.
  10. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 29 October 2017 09: 49
    The EU wants to extend its anal legislation to international waters - against SP-2.

    And this despite the fact that the greenpizoids, after the raid on Prirazlomnaya, were justified according to the 1982 Convention - Russia probably cannot establish its own laws, but the EU can.

    Conventions - they are - are all against Russia.

    It is necessary, by analogy with the EU, to take and extend its legislation 500 kilometers from the border of territorial waters. Who gets in - right in the teeth - stoke like pirates. am