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Ministry of Defense plans to open the Arctic Combat Training Center

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the main Russian military department plans to create an Center for Arctic Combat Training. It will be held special classes for units that are used to protect the Arctic frontiers of the country. Reports about it Arctic-Info.

At the ministerial meeting, Sergei Shoigu said:

In addition to the constant basing and combat duty of our units in the Arctic, of course, we need to create a training center there.

Sergei Shoigu said that the Arctic Center being created will affect the work of various types and types of troops. At the same time today the emphasis will be placed on cargo escort, which during the navigation period will go along the Northern Sea Route. It is to this route that such countries as South Korea, China, and Japan transporting their goods to Europe show great interest in recent years.

The creation of the Center for Arctic combat training fits into the program for the full-scale development of the Arctic space, the riches of which draw attention even to those countries that are thousands of nautical miles away from the Arctic.

Since last year, the Ministry of Defense has been conducting a phased redevelopment of Arctic airfields (in the Novaya Zemlya archipelagoes, the Novosibirsk Islands, Franz Josef Land, as well as the airfield in Tiksi, etc.).
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  1. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 23 May 2014 15: 27
    The new "Silk Road" needs to be protected, equipped and controlled ...
    1. from punk
      from punk 23 May 2014 15: 30
      New "Silk Road"

      so to speak, considering how many Chinese caravans our icebreakers are navigating through artika. yes and safer than across the Indian Ocean
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      2. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 23 May 2014 15: 36
        The struggle for ownership of the Arctic is just beginning .. You need to be ready for everything .. Shoigu understands this correctly!
      3. Nevsky_ZU
        Nevsky_ZU 23 May 2014 15: 37
        Adminy !! Urgent topic in. I am eager for professional comments:
        1. lexxxus
          lexxxus 23 May 2014 15: 50
          Adminy !! Urgent topic in. I am eager for professional comments:

          Serious weapon!
          Well, now in Russia, in the course of recent events, hands are more or less untied at the expense of armaments. Still not so blind!
    2. armageddon
      armageddon 23 May 2014 16: 02
      Hmm ... Given climate change, we are on the right track !!!
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  2. e_krendel
    e_krendel 23 May 2014 15: 27
    good A very necessary center!
    1. 52
      52 23 May 2014 16: 08
      I agree, colleague! This is not for you to do freezing diapers pee-pee, Arctic-Nasha! And it will always be so!
  3. Khalmamed
    Khalmamed 23 May 2014 15: 30
    the most important thing is not to let the five-columnists enter the entot center ...
    1. creak
      creak 23 May 2014 15: 43
      And the right sector! am
      1. Dmitry Toderes
        Dmitry Toderes 23 May 2014 16: 07
        Right-wingers in Ukraine are afraid to move around, where they already are - they are not crazy to go into Russia.
  4. Commandor
    Commandor 23 May 2014 15: 30
    fly there again)
  5. Alexey N
    Alexey N 23 May 2014 15: 39
    Correctly. It is high time to restore the military presence on its territory.
  6. Giant thought
    Giant thought 23 May 2014 15: 42
    A very necessary center. The Arctic has a lot of features that are not felt on the mainland. Therefore, to serve in the Arctic need trained people, both physically and mentally.
  7. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 23 May 2014 15: 43
    The Arctic is not only the Northern Sea Route and huge reserves of fish gas oil .. but also enormous reserves of ice (fresh water) Soon it will be worth its weight in gold ..
  8. Arh
    Arh 23 May 2014 15: 44
    Permafrost, white open spaces, long flights !!!
  9. 52
    52 23 May 2014 16: 12
    Quote: Arh
    Permafrost, white open spaces, long flights !!!

    And also "White Silence". People are fascinated by the Arctic, like the heroes of Jack London's novels, free, strong-willed, fearless, without a shadow of fear and doubt, while Russians just live there!
  10. jovanni
    jovanni 23 May 2014 16: 20
    Oh, Kuzhugetovich! And why didn’t you go to the defense ministers for so long? Now it’s already hoo! Well, better late than never ...
  11. Bootlegger
    Bootlegger 23 May 2014 16: 41
    Obama IDIot
  12. Vlad Gore
    Vlad Gore 23 May 2014 16: 52
    The Arctic is Russia. good
  13. Magic archer
    Magic archer 23 May 2014 16: 56
    A friend served at the ZPI. He told a lot of interesting things. For example, a rope is pulled between the dining room and the barracks. The wind is such a force that if it takes away, only archaeologists will find it in a hundred years. Even though I am from the North, the conditions there are generally hellish.
  14. subbtin.725
    subbtin.725 23 May 2014 17: 01
    Sergei Shoigu said
    Quote: Vlad Gore
    The Arctic is Russia. good

    A serious strategic proposal. The people, I think, will approve it unambiguously. Yanks will again fall asleep badly, nice.
    1. figter
      figter 24 May 2014 07: 20
      It is necessary not only centers, but the MSD on the DT-30P in Alakurtti to be deployed with training specially for the Arctic with field exits somewhere on Novaya Zemlya. Then there will definitely be a sense.