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German press: Oil near the North Pole and new sea routes "fuel" Russian and Chinese interest in the Arctic

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Due to global warming, sea routes and mineral deposits in the Arctic have become more accessible than before. These changed conditions arouse interest in the region of major world powers and make countries that have access to the coast of the Arctic Ocean worry about their security.


Matthias Jauch discusses this topic in an article published by the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.

For many decades, the Arctic was frozen in ice, and its sea routes were closed to shipping. Naturally, this greatly hampered the economic development of the region, making it of little interest to the largest world powers. But now climate change is causing the ice to melt. Already now the northeastern direction towards the Bering Strait has become navigable in the summer. It is predicted that soon the same will happen in the northwest direction. This opens up new opportunities for the development of oil and gas and other fields in the Arctic.

The German press notes that in these changed conditions, the activity of Russia and China in the Arctic Circle has increased, and this, in turn, worries the "coastal states". At the same time, it was stated that the interest of the Russian Federation and the PRC "is fueled by oil near the North Pole and new sea routes in the Arctic." And nobody else's interest is aroused? ..

Global warming, according to German journalists, is forcing countries to change their security strategy in the Arctic.

As one of such states, the article cites the example of Norway, which is worried about the intensification of economic activity and the military strengthening of Russia in the Arctic. But at the same time, for some reason, it is overlooked that the Russian coastline in the Arctic is incomparable in length with the Norwegian one. Therefore, Russia, like no one else, has the right to claim the title of "coastal Arctic power."

Even more questions are raised by Germany's interest in this region, because this country cannot be called an Arctic country.
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  1. SaLaR
    SaLaR 15 March 2021 14: 32
    +9
    Well, yes ... Russia alone climbs there ... that's stubborn ... Nikomuuuuu is not interested ... but Russia climbs ... strangely strange ... bully
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 15 March 2021 14: 36
      +11
      Russia and the Arctic is natural.
      What does China have to do with it ..?
      1. Machito
        Machito 15 March 2021 15: 40
        +4
        Quote: Doccor18
        Russia and the Arctic is natural.
        What does China have to do with it ..?

        What does Germany, Sweden and China care about the Russian Arctic? Why did we remove the Stalinist borders to the North Pole?
        1. Proxima
          Proxima 15 March 2021 15: 57
          +2
          Quote: Bearded
          Why did we remove the Stalinist borders to the North Pole?

          Yes, we didn’t seem to clean up. It's just that no one recognizes them now, so we are muddying the underwater Lomonosov ridge, they say, this is a continuation of the shelf, which means our waters. But this does not save us much, because we are talking only about 1,2 million square kilometers., and the Stalinist Arctic borders are an order of magnitude larger! fellow Russia just needs to be strong, then no Germans or Chinese will show "concern."
      2. venik
        venik 15 March 2021 17: 04
        +1
        Quote: Doccor18
        Russia and the Arctic is natural.
        What does China have to do with it ..?

        =======
        China to the Arctic, as to the South Pole ra .... Sorry! "on all fours" ... But all the same - "appreciate the hotstsa"! laughing
        1. Dikson
          Dikson 15 March 2021 22: 13
          0
          And in my opinion, the Chinese have their own station in Antarctica .. And they sent expeditions there .. so it’s not very much for them to reach the South Pole and it’s far ...
      3. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 15 March 2021 20: 50
        0
        Sea trade route. China is an industrial exporter country.
        And she is looking for any option to reduce the cost of exports to Europe.
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 15 March 2021 14: 39
      +5
      Due to global warming sea ​​routes and mineral deposits in the Arctic are now more accessible than before.
      That's just interesting to me - if everything has become globally warmer, then why do we need so many icebreakers then? Gretta's Followers Are Burning !!! And in general, if Russia is a full-fledged successor to the USSR, then where are our "borders of polar possessions" ??? Or are we only full-fledged successors in debt? During the union, no one opened his mouth on the topic of interest.
      1. GTYCBJYTH2021
        GTYCBJYTH2021 15 March 2021 14: 52
        -1
        Quote: NDR-791
        Due to global warming sea ​​routes and mineral deposits in the Arctic are now more accessible than before.
        It’s only interesting to me - if everything has become globally warmer, then why do we need so many icebreakers? Gretta's Followers Are Burning !!! And in general, if Russia is a full-fledged successor to the USSR, then where are our "borders of polar possessions" ??? Or are we only full-fledged successors in debt? During the union, no one opened his mouth on the topic of interest.

        Where and in what place it is GLOBALLY warmer, I don’t know ..... In Africa, Australia, apparently ....... A one-ship worker near Norilsk is finalizing his pension, the summer has become warmer, the tundra is melting ... for 45 ...... Thawed and frozen ... What kind of oil to pump and collect gas ...
        1. Civil
          Civil 15 March 2021 15: 05
          +5
          Quote: GTYCBJYTH2021
          Where and in what place GLOBALLY warmed up, I don't know ..... In Africa-Australia, we see

          http://www.aari.ru/odata/_d0015.php?mod=0
          Here is a map of ice concentration by years in the Arctic, so everything froze there this year, up to the Kola Bay, and the Tatar Bay in a wide area froze for the first time in 75 (!) Years.
          Moreover, the Antarctic ice sheet is growing which year.
          And do you know how they explain it? That's right - everything is frozen because of global warming.
          Here is an interview with a Soviet polar explorer, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Where he takes all this noodles with warming, removes- https://rg.ru/2021/02/23/reg-cfo/akademik-gennadij-matishov-my-dvizhemsia-k-malomu-lednikovomu-periodu.html
          1. GTYCBJYTH2021
            GTYCBJYTH2021 15 March 2021 15: 55
            0
            Quote: Civil
            Quote: GTYCBJYTH2021
            Where and in what place GLOBALLY warmed up, I don't know ..... In Africa-Australia, we see

            http://www.aari.ru/odata/_d0015.php?mod=0
            Here is a map of ice concentration by years in the Arctic, so everything froze there this year, up to the Kola Bay, and the Tatar Bay in a wide area froze for the first time in 75 (!) Years.
            Moreover, the Antarctic ice sheet is growing which year.
            And do you know how they explain it? That's right - everything is frozen because of global warming.
            Here is an interview with a Soviet polar explorer, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Where he takes all this noodles with warming, removes- https://rg.ru/2021/02/23/reg-cfo/akademik-gennadij-matishov-my-dvizhemsia-k-malomu-lednikovomu-periodu.html

            Thank you ...... I read the words of the Academician ........ I agree with him ...... The Northern Sea Route - to export gas to Japan, Korea and China .... our icebreakers are breaking ice ... ... hi
          2. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 15 March 2021 20: 52
            0
            This is the pendulum effect on climate change:
            short and very severe winters and long and hot summers.
        2. Piramidon
          Piramidon 15 March 2021 15: 51
          +4
          Quote: GTYCBJYTH2021
          Where and in what place is it GLOBALLY warmer

          This winter in Mississippi and Texas. laughing
          1. WHAT IS
            WHAT IS 15 March 2021 15: 58
            +10
            Quote: Bearded
            What does Germany, Sweden and China care about the Russian Arctic?

            They are not the only ones there, even Australia with many others is climbing. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen its presence there in the military field.
      2. Simargl
        Simargl 16 March 2021 00: 08
        0
        Quote: NDR-791
        if everything has become globally warmer, then why do we need so many icebreakers?
        Well, if you cannot estimate the navigation time "then" and now ...
        To put it simply, prolong the navigation.
  2. Cananecat
    Cananecat 15 March 2021 14: 34
    -1
    Russia with its Arctic is like a bone in the throat not only for enemies, but also for various "friends and partners" ... and this really cannot but be alarming.
  3. antivirus
    antivirus 15 March 2021 14: 36
    +2
    Willie II's abdication was a point of no return to the colonial powers. and the Arctic flies by. Germans cry - no tears. and in WWII, when tens of millions were killed, what did you think about?
  4. Kart
    Kart 15 March 2021 14: 37
    +2
    The German press notes that in these changed conditions, the activity of Russia and China in the Arctic Circle has increased, and this, in turn, worries the "coastal states".

    The German press has the feeling that Russia is somewhere in Africa.
    You understand your greedy hands from the other end of the planet to the "coastal states of the Arctic."
  5. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima 15 March 2021 14: 41
    +1
    This fact is even more interesting in the USA, Great Britain, and now in Germany. Canada does not really climb, Norgi is also in moderation. It remains to wait for the Baltics, Ukraine, Poland to express their concerns.
    1. vargo
      vargo 16 March 2021 23: 18
      +1
      I won't even be surprised at the Vatican ...
  6. cniza
    cniza 15 March 2021 14: 44
    +2
    Even more questions are raised by Germany's interest in this region, because this country cannot be called an Arctic country.


    And not only Germany ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 15 March 2021 15: 11
      +1
      Envy, however ... on the other hand, why do they need it ??? They're going to give up hydrocarbons ... like.
      1. cniza
        cniza 15 March 2021 15: 17
        +2
        It was their Greta who convinced them of this, and when it became cold and the industry stalled, there was no way without hydrocarbons ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 15 March 2021 16: 00
          +1
          Well, yes, cold, cold, and other different things, if you look closely, look.
          1. cniza
            cniza 15 March 2021 16: 05
            +2
            Now everyone will start to move, after illness, and without gas it will not work ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 15 March 2021 19: 11
              +1
              This is in the logic of industrialists, maybe ordinary citizens do not work out, but politicians plus "greenery" will tell and explain how they will succeed in everything, if a little more, "a little more" babosiks are thrown into "green mold" !!!
              So sho funny events we still have to see!
              By the way, pressure will not be childish on us, on our energy policy !!! I smell the liver!
              1. cniza
                cniza 15 March 2021 20: 59
                +2
                Quote: rocket757

                So sho funny events we still have to see!
                By the way, pressure will not be childish on us, on our energy policy !!! I smell the liver!


                Yes, we are not bored anyway, but here it is still planned ...
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 16 March 2021 07: 35
                  +1
                  Here is the one. There are all sorts of different, "merry fellows" who need not frail drive to exist.
  7. paul3390
    paul3390 15 March 2021 14: 51
    +4
    Who cares what Russia is doing on its territory ?? We don’t bother to tell the same Norwegians what they can do and what not? These bourgeois have already completely lost their shores in their insolence .. Would someone try to roll out such claims to the Soviet Union ..
    1. vargo
      vargo 16 March 2021 23: 19
      0
      They have such a tactic. If you persist in pretending that this is not the territory of Russia, then maybe one day everyone will believe in it
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 15 March 2021 14: 57
    +1
    German press: Oil near the North Pole and new sea routes "fuel" Russian and Chinese interest in the Arctic

    Why not? Yes, and OUR people live there ... as on the outskirts, but everything can change if you approach the issue with all diligence.
    1. cniza
      cniza 15 March 2021 15: 18
      +2
      They will not understand this and they will never be able to live there, so it shakes them up ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 15 March 2021 16: 02
        +1
        Life is different there, that's all ... however, they also have lovers for such an extreme.
        1. cniza
          cniza 15 March 2021 16: 07
          +2
          Life will force, and everyone has extreme sports, but we have a large part of the territory in such conditions ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 15 March 2021 19: 14
            +1
            Large and not mastered enough !!! Because for a long ruble, for romance, not many are ready to go.
            Well, this is a special warehouse of CHARACTER must be possessed ... and the metrosexies and the rest of the ragamuffin are drawn to warmth and "civilization", especially since they are not badly fed there!
            1. cniza
              cniza 15 March 2021 21: 02
              +2
              Not mastered, not explored, that's why there are so many who want to open their mouths ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 16 March 2021 07: 39
                +1
                Open your mouth, greedy to hold out the rake, they want it ... that's just the conditions of life and work in that territory are extreme !!! You need special people to work there.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 16 March 2021 09: 58
                  +2
                  Not everyone understands this, but even more they want to do it with someone else's hands and buy everything for a pittance ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 16 March 2021 10: 00
                    +1
                    Well, yes, they ought to give orders from the side and squeeze the babosiks ... in this they are masters.
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 16 March 2021 10: 03
                      +2
                      So they do, if they are allowed, of course, to buy all the mining and other sweet pieces ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 16 March 2021 10: 07
                        +1
                        Quote: cniza
                        if you let them

                        It’s a boom to hope that such an experiment will never happen again ... we swam, we know.
                      2. cniza
                        cniza 16 March 2021 10: 13
                        +2
                        I really want to believe that we won't allow it anymore ...
  • Ros 56
    Ros 56 15 March 2021 14: 58
    0
    What the comrades are talking about is our Arctic. China can only be in the wings, just like you, by the way, and you don't need to open your mouth wide. negative
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 15 March 2021 15: 26
    +1
    Well, what interests us in our Arctic is our business. But what is interesting to YOU ​​in OUR Arctic?
  • Consul
    Consul 15 March 2021 15: 40
    +20
    Is it okay that we have access to the Arctic? Plus, this is our territory, and we do not claim someone else's, unlike the West.
  • Sergey39
    Sergey39 15 March 2021 15: 46
    0
    Well, it's time for all the "Germans" to understand - the train has left. The Arctic has already been divided! Between Russia and ... Russia. Well, maybe China will get something out of "friendship" :)
  • kit88
    kit88 15 March 2021 16: 06
    +7
    Even more questions are raised by Germany's interest in this region, because this country cannot be called an Arctic country.

    Really.
    And we are wondering why you are interested?
  • Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 15 March 2021 21: 47
    0
    Hell knows. For what kind of warming there is a conversation.
    This winter was not very warm. At least in the village of Primorsky, at least in the Crimea.
    And the Russian Federation must always have a security strategy in the Arctic, even in the Antarctic. Despite the warming / cooling. And other cataclysms.
  • Dikson
    Dikson 15 March 2021 22: 15
    +1
    Nostalgia for the Hans? Once upon a time, they also flew so well on the Zeppelin across our Arctic ..