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US media: Russia will have its own "Suez Canal"

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In the American edition The Washington Post An article appeared that Russia can get a huge advantage from the processes associated with global warming. In particular, we are talking about reducing the thickness of the ice in the Northern Sea Route.


US media: Russia will have its own "Suez Canal"


The authors of the material in the American newspaper (William Bouf and Ami Ferris-Rothman) use the expression "North Suez Canal", referring to the ability of the Northern Sea Route to a sharp increase in freight traffic.

It is noted that if today the main traffic in the northern latitudes is possible only in the summer months, then due to the “global warming”, the movement of ships (even without icebreaking assistance) may become a reality at other times of the year.

The submission notes that using the Northern Sea Route will make it significantly cheaper (even at the rate of delivery time) to transport goods by sea between Europe and Asia.

From the article:
This can be a boon for Russia.


Apparently, the very fact that Russia can economically benefit from global warming (although not all scientists are confident that the trend towards warming will not change) in the West is already causing an ambiguous reaction. In the light of recent events, a force will surely reveal itself that will try to prevent Russia from actively exploiting the NSR. Therefore, it can be stated that an increase in the military presence of the Russian Federation in the Arctic looks justified.
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  1. himRa
    himRa 10 September 2018 06: 48
    +4
    In the light of recent events, a force will surely find itself, which will try to prevent Russia from actively exploiting the NSR. Therefore, it can be stated that the increase in the military presence of the Russian Federation in the Arctic seems justified.

    All the same, it seems to me that the main thing is the resources of the Arctic and not the mythical climate warming ... reserves tend to run out and mankind is more and more dependent on hydrocarbons (which are not being restored — a vivid example is coal) and no replacement has been invented yet!
    1. shans2
      shans2 10 September 2018 06: 53
      +12
      hydrocarbons in the chemical industry will not replace anything, now the use of oil is not as fuel, but for the synthesis of fabrics, plastics and other things up to 35% of the total oil production is. Therefore, screams about electric cars and the uselessness of oil in case of refusal of gasoline and diesel fuel are delivered.
      1. For example
        For example 10 September 2018 07: 10
        +9
        Quote: shans2

        The main thing all the same, it seems to me is the resources of the Arctic

        The main thing is who they belong to. The group of people who own these resources is the poher aspirations of the people.
        1. gla172
          gla172 10 September 2018 08: 12
          +1
          ........ Pampersniki scream for the whole world, scream, do not let children in schools, officials to the service ... a disaster. They counted hundreds of millions of losses. Stunned! It just snowed. This is what we have for six months and almost every day. Thousands of flights canceled! Crowds of greasy diapers spend the night in America. Cars beat, planes crawl from icy runways ...
          Catastrophe. What is normal for us is the end of the world for them. They are used to living in paradise conditions, at a resort and spit on top of us living in a harsh zone ......... Now everything will change. The change of climatic zones has gone. Now we will be warmer every year ........
          ......... And the diapers of America and all this "united" Europe will be shaken, chilled, covered with snow, flooded ... So it will be. And it is fair! The main thing is that our presidents do not decide to send hundreds of planes to the States and Europe with humanitarian aid and hospitals. Our dumbfounded slaves are ready to do anything to curry favor ... In the Thai, Sri Lankan, Indonesian Papuans tens of billions of our Russian rubles taken from us have already shattered. Please America ...
          ..... But you will not return the dead. And you can’t help the poor. Only our intermediaries and local greasy nibbles will be fattening on humanitarian aid. America will grow fat, occupying under the humane sign the entire "disaster zone" ... Stunned .......
        2. Fat
          Fat 10 September 2018 11: 22
          0
          Quote: For example
          The group of people who own these resources is the poher aspirations of the people.

          Dear, For example, you need to be more precise in the wording. Here, some have read the Constitution ... So, I’m clarifying: TO THE GROUP OF PERSONS THAT WITH THESE RESOURCES DISPOSED...
    2. Kerensky
      Kerensky 10 September 2018 07: 18
      +1
      All the same, it seems to me these are the resources of the Arctic and not, mythical, climate warming ... reserves tend to run low and mankind is more and more dependent on hydrocarbons (which are not being restored — a vivid example is coal) and no replacement has been invented yet!

      Completeness! The resources are full. Do you really believe that there is unprofitable exploration, but there is no unprofitable extraction?
      Try suggesting that the Romanians pump oil on a polar night at an Arctic rig. May they send you to Ploiesti.
      When I was in school, we were also told that "the planet is running out of oil and soon we will all ...."
      No, they found something interesting in the Arctic, since even China has taken care of the icebreaker fleet. And by the way, the model of the Chinese icebreaker (there was an article with a photo) looks very interesting. I would say - specifically ...
      1. himRa
        himRa 10 September 2018 07: 53
        0
        Completeness! The resources are full.

        Note: inserting the name of the quoted one is considered a good tone in the dialogue ... but as I suppose, you simply deny but do not present arguments, the argument that the Romanians will not freeze snot not acceptable! for the money will be!
        When I was in school, we were also told that "the planet is running out of oil

        When you were a snotty youth then there was a different level of geology and methods of mineral exploration ...
        No, they found something interesting in the Arctic, since even China has taken care of the icebreaker fleet.

        You can believe in anything! For example, that the fuel in the tank of your car never runs out but !!!!
        the reality will be different! reality will send:
        Yes, they will send you to Ploiesti

        And finally: there is the concept of renewable and non-renewable resources, for example, renewable bioresources, in other words, they are being restored, but hydrocarbons are an irreplaceable resource! I will give an example: when England was the leader in coal mining, now there is no coal in England !!!
        1. Genry
          Genry 10 September 2018 08: 24
          0
          Quote: himRa
          but hydrocarbons are an irreplaceable resource!

          Somehow you claim too one-sided. It would not hurt you to ask about the mineral and biological theories of the origin of oil and natural gas deposits.
          If coal is an accumulation of biological material, then oil and gas resources are formed not only on this basis. This is proved by the fact that they are found in those places where no biological deposits were and could not be.
          1. himRa
            himRa 10 September 2018 08: 46
            0
            Quote: Genry
            Somehow you claim too one-sided. It would not hurt you to ask about the mineral and biological theories of the origin of oil and natural gas deposits.

            The sign ... but at the moment there is no evidence ...
            There are many theories of occurrence, but a fact (not even a long time for oil discovery) is the depletion and completion of oil in produced (pumped) wells
            A little interesting about oil, which has Turkic roots and in the original sounded like naphtha ... hi
        2. Kerensky
          Kerensky 10 September 2018 11: 51
          +1
          Note: inserting the name of the quoted one is considered a good tone in the dialogue.

          I apologize dear Rahim.
          You, as I suppose, simply deny but have no idea,

          Let's see together. There are exploited fields where the cost of production and transportation is quite low compared to production and transportation from Arctic drilling platforms. Do you agree? The owners of these fields agree among themselves to cut production. Is this not an overproduction crisis? I will not "juggle numbers".
          Yes, reconnaissance methods are changing, but it only gives us that we can find more hydrocarbons compared to the day before.
          1. himRa
            himRa 11 September 2018 04: 56
            0
            Yes, there is oil, but when depleted, pressure drops and it is no longer possible to pump it, and compensating for the pressure by pumping water is beneficial until a certain point and then simply not profitable !!!! Perhaps the article by Trudonoshin A.V. will convince you ?:
            http://apocalypse.orthodoxy.ru/
            review / 2010_4.htm
            1. Kerensky
              Kerensky 11 September 2018 08: 36
              0
              Dear Raheem. I am glad that you agreed with me.
              Yes there is oil

              If we go a little further, we will see the following picture: many oil regions are under-explored, for there is more than enough of it. Smart people (who are the owners of the oil fields) decided that they should not spend money on geological exploration. Why? Yes, because what is already there cannot be pumped out to their grandchildren! Exploration, of course, is going on (slowly), but people are not in a hurry to discover the deposits.
              Unfortunately, your link leads to a page that does not exist. Do not consider it work, give the title of the article, I will look for it myself.
      2. raw174
        raw174 10 September 2018 07: 58
        +2
        Quote: Kerensky
        No, they found something interesting in the Arctic

        Yeah ... An alien base, or the holy grail, or a garden with rejuvenating apples ... Of course, hydrocarbons! The USA arranges big wars, spends huge budgets and everything for the sake of oil and gas, Russia in the ATS also bucks billions for the sake of production. It's simple, no conspiracy thesis is needed ...
        1. Kerensky
          Kerensky 10 September 2018 11: 53
          +1
          Of course hydrocarbons!

          Why aren't the rare earth metals used in electronics?
          1. raw174
            raw174 10 September 2018 15: 06
            0
            Quote: Kerensky
            Of course hydrocarbons!

            Why aren't the rare earth metals used in electronics?

            Fossil and other resources, in general.
      3. Krasnoyarsk
        Krasnoyarsk 10 September 2018 08: 58
        0
        Quote: Kerensky

        Completeness! The resources are full. Do you really believe that there is unprofitable exploration, but there is no unprofitable extraction?

        Guys, and someone you so famously undertook to discuss the topic of NSR? You might think that with the introduction of the full power of the NSR, your life will improve. Do not even hope.
        The Power of Siberia, then the Turkish Stream, then the SP-2 will soon be commissioned. How will your life change? No way! They trade in energy resources that allegedly belong to the people, but what does the people get from this trade? That's right - raising the retirement age!
        1. Piramidon
          Piramidon 10 September 2018 10: 09
          +2
          Quote: Krasnoyarsk
          and what does the people get from this trade? That's right - raising the retirement age!

          Again in his repertoire. Well, how not to stick the Northern Sea Route to retirement age?
          As L. Filatov wrote in "The Tale of Fedot the Archer" - "Wherever they say anything - All one will bring down women!" negative
          1. Krasnoyarsk
            Krasnoyarsk 10 September 2018 10: 59
            +2
            Quote: Piramidon

            Again in his repertoire. Well, how not to stick the Northern Sea Route to retirement age?
            As L. Filatov wrote in "The Tale of Fedot the Archer" - "Wherever they say anything - All one will bring down women!" negative

            Is that all you can answer? And where are the arguments with which you smash me to pieces? It seems to me that you simply do not have them.
            And if we quote L. Filatov, then - In the morning I smear a sandwich - Immediately thought: what about the people? And the caviar does not go into the throat, And the compote does not pour into the mouth!
            1. Piramidon
              Piramidon 11 September 2018 14: 34
              0
              Quote: Krasnoyarsk
              And where are the arguments with which you smash me to pieces?

              What other arguments? If you do not understand, then the article is about Northern Sea Routeand you’ve got stuck with your flood tears about pensions, for some reason. request
        2. raw174
          raw174 10 September 2018 15: 06
          0
          Quote: Krasnoyarsk
          and what does the people get from this trade?

          Well, here I am. I received capital, s \ n from the budget, I drive on asphalt roads, I’m not afraid for my safety, I know that our army is at the level, etc. ...
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 10 September 2018 08: 01
      0
      Is our fish cheaper now? winked
      1. De laert
        De laert 10 September 2018 08: 17
        +2
        I think it’s only going up in price. Costs rise - prices rise, costs fall - prices rise .... there must be at least something stable in this world :)
    4. Bar1
      Bar1 10 September 2018 08: 20
      0
      the Arctic is not a canal, the canal is the Caspian-Black Sea, this is a canal.
    5. Fat
      Fat 10 September 2018 11: 14
      -1
      Quote: himRa
      hydrocarbons (which are not recoverable — a vivid example of coal) and replacement has not yet been invented!

      1. Coal is not a prime example. Coal is replaced by charcoal, which will end only on "Doomsday".
      2. I do not think that methane is absent in the dunghill
      I admit that you meant that these resources are becoming much less accessible. Therefore, many see the new Russian campaign to the north as economically viable.
  2. Private SA
    Private SA 10 September 2018 06: 49
    0
    It turns out how insidious it is, then Russia. Everywhere trying to find a profit. So then no one else does, especially the United States.
    1. Azim77
      Azim77 10 September 2018 09: 25
      0
      Quote: Private
      nobody does at all, especially the usa.


      The USA is a smoking volcano. Which is extinguished by the fact that others are bad, only they have freedom, democracy and prosperity. Hence the fooling through the media, developed show business, indulging in human sins and weaknesses. And as soon as it turns out that in other countries people live better and freer, especially with a potential enemy, this volcano will explode. At one time, a threat to them was a country in which "man breathes so freely." Therefore, they tried to stigmatize it, shit in the eyes of their citizens. And on the one hand, the Iron Curtain in this country was a help to them. But then, the collapse of that very "terrible" system, welcome to the age of open information, free market trade, and then it turns out that the USA is successful, and everything else is ostentatious in fact. So they got worried, hence the sanctions, threats and again attempts to come up with horror stories and return at the very time when Reagan could tell jokes about such evil Russians.
  3. samarin1969
    samarin1969 10 September 2018 06: 50
    0
    "In the light of recent events, a force will certainly reveal itself that will try to prevent Russia from actively exploiting the NSR" .... Electoral "GreenPies" at the start! smile
    1. Sergey985
      Sergey985 10 September 2018 07: 00
      0
      No one will give the Greenpeace permission to enter the NSR. And beyond it, their cries are of no interest to anyone.
  4. Conductor
    Conductor 10 September 2018 06: 58
    0
    Wow channel !!!
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 10 September 2018 10: 46
      +1
      Quote: Conductor
      Wow channel !!!

      I even guess who was digging it ... what
      1. Conductor
        Conductor 10 September 2018 19: 16
        0
        but THEY DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS?
  5. Bykov.
    Bykov. 10 September 2018 06: 58
    +2
    Apparently, the very fact that Russia can economically benefit from global warming (although not all scientists are convinced that the trend towards warming will not change) is already causing an mixed reaction in the West.

    Who will announce sanctions for those responsible for warming?
    1. Barzha
      Barzha 10 September 2018 09: 25
      +1
      Who will announce sanctions for those responsible for warming?

      And what is quite real! They will declare Russia guilty of global warming (who is most actively developing the Arctic?) And impose sanctions. With them will become! Only the most interested party in the opening of the NSR is the Chinese. They have already calculated that transport savings for them are up to 40%. And the cargo flow to Europe from there is just awful! And the Chinese do not care about American sanctions! Their position is this - the United States imposes sanctions, even if they themselves comply, but this does not concern us.
      1. Igor V
        Igor V 10 September 2018 10: 25
        +3
        Quote: Barzha
        and will impose sanctions

        They already have rubbed corns on sanctions - to introduce so much! laughing And Russia will be to blame for both warming and cooling, and indeed always. But we are hardened! smile
  6. konstantin68
    konstantin68 10 September 2018 07: 05
    +2
    It remains only to restore shipping along the NSR on the scale of the USSR.
  7. ghby
    ghby 10 September 2018 07: 06
    0
    In the light of recent events, a force will surely find itself, which will try to prevent Russia from actively exploiting the NSR. Therefore, it can be stated that the increase in the military presence of the Russian Federation in the Arctic seems justified.
    Suez is easier to shut up than the SMP.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 10 September 2018 07: 13
      +1
      Quote: ghby
      Suez is easier to shut up than the SMP.

      And Suez - we will have Suez after joining, for example, to the Krasnodar Territory)))
      1. Igor V
        Igor V 10 September 2018 10: 29
        +1
        Suez Cairo Region North African Federal District. So it will be more correct. good
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 10 September 2018 12: 37
          +1
          Quote: Igor V
          Suez Cairo Region North African Federal District.

          Yes, with renaming, in which case, there will be no crap: Suez, Cairo, Alexandriisk ... later, perhaps, Tel Avivsk, Haifa, etc. laughing
  8. loginovich
    loginovich 10 September 2018 07: 13
    -2
    Apparently, the very fact that Russia can economically benefit from global warming (although not all scientists are convinced that the trend for warming will not change) I don’t know that Russia will win, and that happy Russians will receive the continuation of the pension reform 68/63 I am sure of that.
  9. AID.S
    AID.S 10 September 2018 07: 32
    +2
    Russia can get a huge advantage from processes related to global warming.

    "It's a pity - to live in this wonderful time ..."
  10. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 10 September 2018 07: 35
    +1
    You should not wait for global warming to melt the Arctic ice. We need to earn money on ship piloting today. And this has been said more than once - that it is necessary to strengthen the icebreaking fleet, to build infrastructure along the Northern Sea Route for escorting and servicing caravans. As for the interest in the Arctic of other countries, he is solely in the desire to profit from the Arctic resources.
    1. himRa
      himRa 10 September 2018 08: 02
      +1
      Quote: bessmertniy
      We need to earn money on ship piloting today. And this has been said more than once - that the icebreaking fleet needs to be strengthened,

      Can conduct good railways !!? And reduce the downtime of ships in ports?
      I am sure that railways can compete with the NSR to move goods, and it will be better for our citizens, but as a pantry .... There is no alternative to the Arctic! hi
    2. Igor V
      Igor V 10 September 2018 10: 34
      +1
      Quote: bessmertniy
      You should not wait for global warming to melt the Arctic ice. Earn on piloting today

      Yes, who would mind. Only ice and wind do not yet believe in global warming.
  11. _Kotegpushisteg_
    _Kotegpushisteg_ 10 September 2018 07: 39
    -6
    one of the few more or less clean places on the planet is left! you need to get there in a massive technogenic way and dirtied the Chinese, just let it go and so Russia is in landfills
    1. Examenatornick
      Examenatornick 10 September 2018 08: 54
      -1
      Someone offended you since you are so constantly nervously reacting to everything. Actually, you need a psychologist.
      1. _Kotegpushisteg_
        _Kotegpushisteg_ 10 September 2018 09: 06
        -5
        Are you again? You just need to expand and not pester passers-by or go to a narcologist. laughing avatar corresponding freud was right)
    2. Corsair0304
      Corsair0304 10 September 2018 09: 13
      +2
      We will not climb - the Chinese, etc. they’ll get up and dirtied in the same way. And no one can stop progress in the Arctic.
      1. _Kotegpushisteg_
        _Kotegpushisteg_ 10 September 2018 09: 25
        -5
        we don’t have the technologies to develop it ecologically and in the light of sanctions in the west they won’t get it! tankers will walk past Kamchatka and there are our main fish stocks and who will give a guarantee of trouble-free?
  12. I am Russian
    I am Russian 10 September 2018 08: 17
    -1
    Another reason (possibly) for future leaders to not engage in the development of the Russian economy.
    Under the kings, they drove for sale - furs, wax, grain. When EBNe = Putin oil and gas. In the near future - to bargain with the right of access to the Northern Sea Route. Rivet boats "pump" the army and the future Kremlin ruler will be happy.
  13. Guru
    Guru 10 September 2018 08: 32
    0
    If The Washington Post talks about it, then we’ll go, Comrade. laughing
  14. Hikaro
    Hikaro 10 September 2018 08: 41
    +3
    Comrade Rahim is not quite right! There is coal in England! And in enough! Coal mining there is not profitable. Well, plus environmental requirements are high! Coal mining was closed at the iron lady Thatcher! There were strikes, clashes with the police, with trade unions, but the Lady did not yield and within 5 years all the mines were closed! As for the reduction of stocks, then you are right! This has already been calculated and the reserves and how much is enough! There is something to think about power! And not just trade in hydrocarbons!
    1. himRa
      himRa 10 September 2018 09: 12
      0
      Quote: Hikaro
      Comrade Rahim is not quite right!

      I agree, got excited .. winked but in the main we do not argue drinks
      At the moment, the Arctic is valuable not for the NSR, but for biological resources, hydrocarbons, etc.
      I’ll say it again: our fast, multi-track railway can compete with the NSR !!! and roads from the Far East to the European part of our Motherland
      And .... it's a better investment than hydrocarbon trading!
  15. Examenatornick
    Examenatornick 10 September 2018 08: 53
    +3
    The Danish company Maersk, the world leader in the container shipping market, will soon organize a container ship test flight along the Northern Sea Route, the Financial Times reports citing a statement from a company representative.

    The task of the flight will be to test the possibility of using the route passing through the waters of the Russian Arctic as an alternative to the trade route from Asia to Europe passing through the Suez Canal. “A test passage will allow us to explore the possibility of container transportation along the Northern Sea Route and collect the necessary data,” the company said. The ship's cargo will be frozen fish, some general cargo and other frozen products.
  16. Ros 56
    Ros 56 10 September 2018 09: 43
    +1
    Southeast Asia through the NSR to connect with Europe and make money on this, it’s a good idea, only LNG and oil and oil products can be transported only on our tankers, and container ships and dry cargo carriers should be 50% ours, the remaining 50% only for loyal Russia states. And all this economy is guarded by the ships of the Pacific Fleet and the Northern Fleet.
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 10 September 2018 10: 38
      +2
      And in general, take customs duties at the entrance and at the exit. smile
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 10 September 2018 10: 42
        +1
        Without fail. hi
      2. Lara Croft
        Lara Croft 10 September 2018 11: 14
        +1
        Quote: Igor V
        And in general, take customs duties at the entrance and at the exit. smile

        Definitely. At the entrance to plant Ukrainians, at the exit of Israeli Jews, the Russian Federation will get rich .....
    2. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 10 September 2018 11: 15
      +1
      Quote: Ros 56
      And all this economy is guarded by the ships of the Pacific Fleet and the Northern Fleet.

      From whom, from the Nazi occupiers or pirates, is it cold however ....?
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 10 September 2018 11: 17
        +1
        From those who ask stupid questions.
  17. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 10 September 2018 11: 10
    0
    Russia can get a huge advantage from processes related to global warming. In particular, we are talking about reducing the thickness of the ice in the area of ​​the Northern Sea Route.

    In light of recent events a force will surely find itself that will try to prevent Russia from actively exploiting the NSR.

    This force bears the name of the NATO Navy, the US and British Navy submarines, and the Norwegian Navy reconnaissance ships will live with our communications, after freeing from the ice (reducing its thickness) the Arctic Ocean ....
    Russia already needs to create a powerful anti-aircraft defense system in this region .... helicopter carriers with anti-aircraft defense helicopters / minesweepers on board and base patrol aircraft similar to the American ones ..... and also a radar surveillance system for surface / underwater conditions would be useful ....
    Part of the military (dual-use) infrastructure has already been built (has been modernized), the business remains for the modern VT ...
  18. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 10 September 2018 11: 12
    +1
    Good article. Thanks dear edition.
  19. Lara Croft
    Lara Croft 10 September 2018 11: 21
    0

    By easy dough can be cut down ....
  20. nikvic46
    nikvic46 10 September 2018 12: 02
    0
    I am deeply convinced of the following. Amazon forests and Siberian taiga forests are the lungs of our planet. Two
    poles - the heart. I never considered and do not consider the "Arctic" trip to the North Pole a feat. It was
    the beginning of the destruction of virgin ice in the Arctic. Has anyone calculated the area of ​​the tundra? And with warming
    it can turn into swamps. If during the construction of the BAM they froze the soil, then what about
    northern latitudes?
  21. midshipman
    midshipman 10 September 2018 13: 00
    +6
    I had to provide radio navigation equipment for the NSR with RSDN systems (Mars-75 and Tropic). I walked along the NSR twice myself. Travel time to China via the NSR is 14 days less than via the Suez Canal. And what a nature, one charm. I wish everyone to visit there.
  22. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 10 September 2018 19: 35
    -1
    the ability of the NSR to a sharp increase in cargo traffic

    All this is empty! At a meeting with Merkel, Putin had already promised that part of the NSR cargo would go through Ukraine ...