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"Vital for Russia": Iranian edition talks about the struggle for the Arctic

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Melting ice in the Arctic Ocean makes Russia more vulnerable, as it loses its natural defenses against a possible military attack. Shrinking the ice shell opens the way to northern waters for NATO ships sent there to "contain Russia." To cover the northern borders, Putin is actively building up Russia's military presence in the North, writes the Iranian newspaper Fararu.


Russia is surrounded on all sides by NATO countries, which in turn makes it difficult to control the water space surrounding Russia. In the south, Moscow was able to establish control over the Black Sea, thereby securing an outlet to the Mediterranean, where it has a naval base in Syria. However, there are many NATO countries in this region, and the straits leading from the Black Sea are controlled by Turkey - another country that is part of the alliance.

Due to the limitedness in the south, Putin vitally needs the North, so he is taking steps to develop the Arctic, including with an eye on climate change. Russian submarines and warships are actively patrolling the region, but the Americans also want to gain a foothold in the Arctic by deploying their submarines in Norway.

Thus, the newspaper writes, another region has appeared on the world map, where the interests of two geopolitical rivals - Russia and the United States - clashed. Now these two countries have to make a lot of efforts in order not to unleash a new military conflict that will threaten the whole world.

At the same time, the publication emphasizes that what is happening in the Arctic is vital for the continued existence of Russia, which cannot be said about the United States.
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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha 31 May 2021 08: 40
    +10
    I was taught at school that a person with dark skin is a Negro, and the border of our country in the Arctic runs from extreme points across the North Pole. Let the rest be divided as they want. !!
    1. Avior
      Avior 31 May 2021 08: 52
      +3
      So, you studied before 1997 - this year Russia joined the Convention on the Law of the Sea, and there is a slightly different principle of division - 12 miles from the coast plus an economic zone
      1. seregatara1969
        seregatara1969 31 May 2021 09: 06
        -3
        well, we have a lot of zones
      2. Anachoret
        Anachoret 31 May 2021 09: 50
        +1
        therefore, the question of where exactly the border line passes is now being disputed, because the bottom relief (the Lomonosov and Mendeleev ridge) is a continuation of the mainland line of Russia
        1. Avior
          Avior 31 May 2021 19: 57
          -1
          Contested and legally secured and recognized, there is a big difference.
          In any case, we are not talking about the territory to the pole - this was abandoned
      3. isv000
        isv000 31 May 2021 14: 11
        +2
        Avior:
        If you look at the map, then there will be a lot of new things for you that you did not learn in the lessons: there are Arctic islands and archipelagos, with their zones crossing out any opportunity to walk there, without our permission, to anyone. The rest, towards the pole, is heavy ice that will not melt soon enough. If you say that these are pictures, then I was there, I saw the islands, I served in the Arctic ... hi
        1. Avior
          Avior 31 May 2021 19: 57
          -1
          12 miles
          In addition, there is the right of innocent passage
          1. isv000
            isv000 31 May 2021 22: 22
            0
            Under control yes and with pilotage ...
            1. Avior
              Avior 31 May 2021 23: 34
              -1
              That no one in the world recognizes
              1. isv000
                isv000 31 May 2021 23: 47
                0
                And why does the world recognize the pilotage through the Skagerrak ??? sad
  2. Normal
    Normal 31 May 2021 08: 42
    +6
    Iranian edition told

    Well, we got to the Iranian press.

    In the south, Moscow was able to establish control over the Black Sea, thereby providing itself with access to the Mediterranean,


    Super analytics.
    We are looking forward to hearing about us from Argentina, Indonesia and Australia.
    1. knn54
      knn54 31 May 2021 09: 00
      +1
      Vladimir, you won't hear anything good from Australia.
      And the Iranian edition, FIRST of all, informs ITS readers, which again forms a positive about Russia.
      1. Normal
        Normal 31 May 2021 20: 22
        +1
        Quote: knn54
        And the Iranian edition, FIRST of all, informs ITS readers, which again forms a positive about Russia.

        Perhaps you did not quite understand the meaning of my comment.
        I don't care what Iranian readers think about Russia.
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 31 May 2021 09: 01
      +2
      Quote: Normal
      Super analytics.
      We are looking forward to hearing about us from Argentina, Indonesia and Australia.

      Why not? Let them observe, analyze and draw conclusions, who is better to support in the future. Russia or the USA. And rest assured, if profit looms on the horizon, then they will spit on the United States.
      1. Normal
        Normal 31 May 2021 20: 28
        0
        Quote: Egoza
        who is better to support in the future.

        Do you really think that in the listed countries they choose who to support, Russia or the United States?
        Do you really think these countries have a choice?
    3. Pereira
      Pereira 31 May 2021 09: 26
      +1
      Vietnam has already been there. Why not be Argentina? I really respect the Messenger of Mordovia. And Argentina will be bigger.
      1. Normal
        Normal 31 May 2021 20: 32
        +1
        I think that it doesn't matter at all what they think or write about us in Argentina, etc.
        We must deal with ourselves, and not vibrate and resonate with every statement about us in the publications of third-rate countries.
  3. Mouse
    Mouse 31 May 2021 08: 47
    +7
    everyone knows everything better than us ... even that sometimes we don't know about ourselves ... belay
  4. Azimuth
    Azimuth 31 May 2021 09: 20
    0
    We are losing, and most likely have already lost the buffer zone of loyal states and allied states along our borders in the South, since the collapse of the USSR, we initially had no allies along most of the western border, in the east, Japan's territorial claims, and the border directly with the United States. A section of the border with China - you will not wish your enemy a neighbor.
    So there is not even a struggle for some kind of Arctic, an increase in the presence and blah blah, but efforts aimed at creating an elementary opportunity to control and defend their borders directly in the Arctic, in the north.
    By and large, as a result of miscalculations and failures in foreign policy, and not only, in the last 20 years, we have almost everywhere rolled back directly to our state borders. That is, our borders have become the front line; we have no buffer zone.
  5. NF68
    NF68 31 May 2021 16: 05
    0
    Melting ice in the Arctic Ocean makes Russia more vulnerable, as it loses its natural defenses against a possible military attack. Shrinking the ice shell opens the way to northern waters for NATO ships sent there to "contain Russia."


    And for one thing, the snot will freeze like the Germans during the Second World War on the territory of the USSR.