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Media: America lost to Arctic Russia

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The rivalry over the Arctic with its richest resources and new trade routes has already begun to be compared with the Cold War. And in this struggle, America loses to other countries, and above all to Russia, according to an article published in the New York Times.




“The Alaska Coast Guard no longer has enough ships to simultaneously monitor active shipping through the Bering Strait and control fishing in the region. The fleet of protection, including two icebreakers, is aging. Communication at high latitudes is undeveloped, and there are no deep-sea ports, ”the authors say RIA News.

The newspaper notes that "all this requires investment, but they have been absent for years due to political disputes, budgetary restrictions and bureaucracy."

"We are not the first day to shout that the country does not have the capacity to maintain any significant presence in the Arctic," the coast guard commander Paul Zakanft quoted the New York Times.

Moscow, the newspaper writes, “is building 10 search and rescue stations in the Arctic region, increasing its military presence and rebuilding Soviet bases.” The US military is looking at this tumultuous activity with caution: "The army is thinking about reducing two brigades in Alaska, and the Navy has admitted that it has little experience in operations in the Arctic."

Moreover, the Russian Federation submitted an application to the UN to expand the boundaries of the continental shelf in accordance with the UN Convention. “The United States did not even ratify this convention,” the publication reminds.

“The United States has not even entered this game,” said retired admiral Robert Papp, who previously commanded the US Coast Guard, now special representative of the State Department for cooperation in the Arctic. “I would like the US to do something of what Russia is doing - new bases, telecommunications, search and rescue capabilities.”

In his opinion, it is necessary to act the same way as during the Cold War: “when the USSR launched a satellite into space, the United States did not sit idly by saying" well done, Mother Russia ".

Thus, the future of the Arctic was at the center of yet another geopolitical rivalry, which put a new barrier between the USA and its allies and Russia. By the way, the report of the American Center for Strategic Studies, devoted to the activities of the Russian Federation in the Arctic, is called: “The New Ice Curtain”.
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  1. udincev
    udincev 30 August 2015 11: 23 New
    +31
    “Alaska's coast guard is already short of ships to simultaneously track active shipping through the Bering Strait and control fishing in the region. The security fleet, including two icebreakers, is aging. Communication at high latitudes is undeveloped, and there are no deep-sea ports. ”
    Another pumping up of public opinion to justify pumping dollars where ordered.
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 30 August 2015 11: 30 New
      +21
      By the way, the report of the American Center for Strategic Studies on the activities of the Russian Federation in the Arctic is called: “The New Ice Curtain”.

      I would call it better: "New ice batch." - For the first time, Americans do not have time for a new “batch”. smile
      1. Baikonur
        Baikonur 30 August 2015 11: 31 New
        +3
        If they succeed, they don’t just throw such things away. So they are waiting for something, preparing a plan, but most likely they already have it!
        These FSHAkals will still show their rotten grin in the Arctic!
        1. yuriy55
          yuriy55 30 August 2015 11: 57 New
          +15
          Not adapted "onet" to harsh climatic conditions. They would be warmer where ... yes
          1. BLACK-SHARK-64
            BLACK-SHARK-64 30 August 2015 21: 13 New
            +3
            such as Syria, Libya, Iraq ..... angry
        2. Amurets
          Amurets 30 August 2015 14: 33 New
          +3
          I looked at the US icebreaker fleet. Now the Americans have one icebreaker with a capacity of over 45000 h.p. and two significantly less power. With the fleet that is at the disposal of the USA and Canada it is impossible to provide research on the study of the shelf. Here, Russian help may be needed in the US-Canadian studies Shelf from the USA. In conditions when warming began in the Arctic, a significant part of Greenland should be freed from ice. And then studies of the shelf and the bottom of the Arctic Ocean will be required.
          1. ermolai
            ermolai 30 August 2015 18: 26 New
            0
            Quote: Amurets
            a significant part of Greenland should be free of ice. And then studies of the shelf and the bottom of the Arctic Ocean will be required.

            and then there will be no research striped, according to one version, as soon as tsunamis, floods, and other delights start at the mattress, Greenland will have something to do with the rise in land due to the decrease in pressure that the glaciers now provide.
            1. Amurets
              Amurets 31 August 2015 00: 58 New
              +1
              In fact, because of the Yellowstone supervolcano, their problems may begin earlier.
          2. max702
            max702 30 August 2015 23: 54 New
            0
            Quote: Amurets
            I looked at the US icebreaker fleet. Now the Americans have one icebreaker with a capacity of over 45000 h.p. and two significantly less power. With the fleet that is at the disposal of the USA and Canada it is impossible to provide research on the study of the shelf. Here, Russian help may be needed in the US-Canadian studies Shelf from the USA. In conditions when warming began in the Arctic, a significant part of Greenland should be freed from ice. And then studies of the shelf and the bottom of the Arctic Ocean will be required.

            this is certainly true, but do not belittle the industrial and technological power of the United States, and vassals should not be forgotten, you can’t hear about the closure of the world's largest shipyards in South Korea, Japan, and other tame hegemonic animals .. It will be required and everything will be done in a year one and a half, you say they have no development and experience in the construction of such ships .. So this is all complete nonsense! They can sculpt boats of any size and complexity, and they will buy the drawings from us .. or does someone think that we will not sell them? I think that already ... All of them have opportunities and resources and technologies, there is no need so far, everything will be there, first simple icebreakers and ice class ships, and then if there will be a need and atomic ones .. I will repeat with the Western world the head of the United States has everything for this .. as an example, please look at the history of MDIs, for a year they developed and riveted in thousands of pieces, while costing US industry forces without attracting the resources of other state TVs ..
            1. Amurets
              Amurets 31 August 2015 01: 03 New
              +1
              I agree, ice except one. Koreans have no experience with special steels reaching the ice belt.
        3. Maj.
          Maj. 30 August 2015 19: 23 New
          +1
          God is not a fraer, he sees everything. The end to the American fascists will be
      2. Vladimir 1964
        Vladimir 1964 30 August 2015 12: 50 New
        +10
        Yes, dear SRC P-15, you are really right, the situation is unique. True, on a Soviet basis, but in my opinion, for the first time in modern history, we have a real advantage over the Yankees. "Trifle", but nice.
        1. BLACK-SHARK-64
          BLACK-SHARK-64 30 August 2015 21: 16 New
          +1
          Go Russia!!!! angry
      3. OlegLex
        OlegLex 1 September 2015 15: 06 New
        0
        They are not going to keep up with why they need it. There are no direct roads for American politics. you build invest money in infrastructure, and we will come to you with our democracy, well, further on according to the well-known scenario. As an example, remember Iraq and Saddam with his global project to irrigate his country, neither Iraq nor Saddam.
        Well, yes we are not Iraq. but it doesn’t make it easier, where the army cannot take the fortress, a donkey loaded with gold can handle it. This is what we need to remember. The fifth column has not gone anywhere. And Putin is still not Stalin, though ...
      4. fennekRUS
        fennekRUS 1 September 2015 15: 22 New
        0
        Quote: SRC P-15
        For the first time, Americans do not have time for a new "batch"

        Yes, they never won there. More precisely, they did not try to play. For star-striped, interests south of the country were directed, not north. Cheaper.
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    3. milann
      milann 30 August 2015 11: 31 New
      +3
      Believe the Americans - dig a grave for yourself.
      1. Vend
        Vend 30 August 2015 11: 39 New
        +7
        Quote: milann
        Believe the Americans - dig a grave for yourself.

        It’s time for mattresses to start counting their losses and get used to the rank of second-class country and pacify their PR and ambitions
        1. Inok10
          Inok10 30 August 2015 12: 09 New
          +4
          Quote: Wend
          It’s time for mattresses to start counting their losses and get used to the rank of second-class country and pacify their PR and ambitions

          ..and then they will not be distinguished from Papua New Guinea by anything, which, in principle, is true .. laughing
        2. veksha50
          veksha50 30 August 2015 12: 12 New
          +1
          Quote: Wend
          It’s time for mattresses to start counting their losses and get used to the rank of second-class country and pacify their PR and ambitions



          It's too early ... unfortunately ...

          PS We must dynamically, constantly force us to understand that for the United States the "golden age" must someday end ...
        3. Alexanderrr
          Alexanderrr 30 August 2015 12: 35 New
          +4
          Quote: Wend
          Quote: milann
          Believe the Americans - dig a grave for yourself.

          It’s time for mattresses to start counting their losses and get used to the rank of second-class country and pacify their PR and ambitions

          They are already a country of Evil, Cunning and Deceit, only because of their "exclusivity" they do not understand this, for them money and profit are the most important thing in life. For this, they are ready to kill and are doing it actively around the world. The Americans are pests, they have already spoiled all over the world, they have unleashed and continue to fan hotbeds of tension across the planet, explaining this as allegedly respecting human rights and enforcing democracy, and they themselves do not have this democracy in the USA. It is required to deprive them of the most precious thing for them - money, and then, through a generation, their government will grow wiser and become not "exceptional" (from among normal people), but normal, for which the opinion of other countries means something. Otherwise, evil will be defeated hard and finally do good by dying!
          1. Vend
            Vend 30 August 2015 13: 16 New
            +3
            Quote: Alexanderrr
            Quote: Wend
            Quote: milann
            Believe the Americans - dig a grave for yourself.

            It’s time for mattresses to start counting their losses and get used to the rank of second-class country and pacify their PR and ambitions

            It is required to deprive them of the most precious thing for them - money, and then, through a generation, their government will grow wiser and become not "exceptional" (from among normal people), but normal, for which the opinion of other countries means something. Otherwise, evil will be defeated hard and finally do good by dying!

            Does the world need such a country? In my opinion, no. Let the Autonomous Commonwealth of the States of America be better. Every man is his own master. It’s time to apply their favorite scenario for mattresses, it’s better to have several small states than one large one.
        4. spiriolla-45
          spiriolla-45 30 August 2015 12: 36 New
          +3
          The time will come, we challenge the contract of sale of Alaska.
          1. CTEPX
            CTEPX 2 September 2015 06: 25 New
            0
            Quote: spiriolla-xnumx
            challenge the Alaska sales contract.

            There is no such agreement. There was an agreement on a “lease” to legitimize the location of private military companies of the Russian-American Company in the United States.
        5. BLACK-SHARK-64
          BLACK-SHARK-64 30 August 2015 21: 16 New
          0
          Let the petroleum jelly cook ................ am
    4. Major Yurik
      Major Yurik 30 August 2015 11: 35 New
      +13
      That's the trouble with the Yankees, everyone is trying to pull their star-striped pants on the whole globe. Of course, the trusels are noble, only they lack the size of the whole globe, the stripes break off, and rightly so they are “exceptional”! tongue
      1. yuriy55
        yuriy55 30 August 2015 11: 59 New
        +4
        In men's affairs, the main thing is not cowardly, but what is under them ... tongue
        1. Major Yurik
          Major Yurik 30 August 2015 12: 01 New
          +4
          Quote: yuriy55
          In men's affairs, the main thing is not cowardly, but what is under them ... tongue


          Sluggish frame! laughing
          1. meriem1
            meriem1 30 August 2015 12: 43 New
            +1
            Already dumped! Every day is not Sunday.


            http://alfanews.com.ua/news/469275
    5. BilliBoms09
      BilliBoms09 30 August 2015 11: 36 New
      +1
      Another pumping up of public opinion to justify pumping dollars where ordered.
      I don’t quite agree with you. The states invested more in Antarctica, considered it more promising, and in recent times the climate has changed and technology does not stand still. It has become profitable to develop Arctic resources. And so you are right, they want to jump into the last carriage and catch the Arctic wealth section.
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 30 August 2015 12: 15 New
        +2
        Therefore, yesterday’s article in support of Russia and today’s is an attempt to put pressure on Congress to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of ​​1982. Yesterday I wrote comments that Russia is the leader in the icebreaker fleet. If the plan to build new new 3-L icebreakers is fully implemented 60 and one L-110. One icebreaker was laid at the Baltic Shipyard. The second was laid down next year. Money was allocated for both.
    6. vlade99
      vlade99 30 August 2015 13: 14 New
      +1
      Quote: udincev
      pumping dollars

      The machine no longer has time to print. They should also transfer him to China. Here we have some fun.
  2. avvg
    avvg 30 August 2015 11: 23 New
    +1
    Finally, at least in this area, we overtook America.
    1. ava09
      ava09 30 August 2015 12: 13 New
      +1
      The global geopolitical confrontation in the Arctic is just unfolding ... And someone has already overtaken ... As a rule, among the gorlopans - “winners”, the victory slips out from under the nose because they have already “won” and relaxed ...)
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 30 August 2015 12: 25 New
        +4
        That's right! Now we don’t have to yell: “We are ahead”, but really do business. To strengthen the Pacific Fleet and the Kuril Flotilla would be something to control the Eastern sector of the Arctic and the territory of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The western sector protects the SF quite well. No one gave up leadership without a fight, and the Americans will not give up.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 30 August 2015 21: 18 New
          +1
          Quote: Amurets
          Strengthen Pacific Fleet and Kuril Flotilla

          Fair remark. It remains to create the Kuril Flotilla. But where will she have the GBMB? Apparently the Kamchatka flotilla was meant.
          Quote: Amurets
          The western sector protects the SF quite well.
          Yes, the SF forces have been assigned responsibility for the entire Arctic, not only for its western sector.
          Quote: Amurets
          No one gave up leadership without a fight, and the Americans will not give up.
          I'm afraid you're right. But amas will go the other way. To begin with, they will challenge through the UN the exclusive right of the Russian Federation to the NSR, transferring it from under national jurisdiction to international. Can quickly build an icebreaking fleet. But they already have submarines with compartments for fur seals and specialists MTR. Therefore, our * polar bears * will have to confront them, guarding bases and military facilities on the banks of the Arctic Ocean.
          The forces of the PF SF are facing a lot of work. We need Yaseni-M, Leaders, new generation anti-submarine aviation, military systems, PLA search systems based on new physical principles. All these are colossal means.
          Therefore: Long live a thriving economy! and her brainchild - MIC! IMHO.
          1. Amurets
            Amurets 31 August 2015 01: 21 New
            +1
            Good KAA Boa! Yes you are right, this is a typo, namely the Kamchatka flotilla. It is difficult to challenge Russia's exclusive right to the NSR. It passes through the internal territorial waters of Russia. So, what do you propose is all that is needed, but the Pacific Fleet needs to be strengthened in the North-East direction and it is probably time to load the Komsomolsk shipbuilding for the Pacific Fleet with the construction of the nuclear submarine.
  3. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 30 August 2015 11: 24 New
    +8
    Russia is developing what others are still thinking about, but Washington believes that any leading actions by other countries are an aggressive policy. How they like to be leaders. request
    1. Temples
      Temples 31 August 2015 12: 57 New
      0
      How they like to be leaders.


      The typo in the last word is the initial letter P.

      And the rest I agree! smile
  4. Voha_krim
    Voha_krim 30 August 2015 11: 29 New
    +1
    Yeah, where are the Americans there, they already have a lot of things to do all over the world, everywhere you have to put your "nickel" into it !!!
  5. GYGOLA
    GYGOLA 30 August 2015 11: 32 New
    0
    This is only the beginning of the loss. Count the "babos" gentlemen. We are taught in Alaska.
  6. kil 31
    kil 31 30 August 2015 11: 33 New
    +2
    They will receive money, with such propaganda. While they will develop, they will support the Scandinavian countries in everything. A tough political battle is ahead of us at the United Nations and other international platforms. I hope we can handle it.
  7. vladimirvn
    vladimirvn 30 August 2015 11: 36 New
    +2
    What can you even know about life if you didn’t try on cardboard pants while standing in the cold on the market?
  8. super sanya
    super sanya 30 August 2015 11: 37 New
    0
    Here, as in a children's game, who is the first and stronger is the King of the Hill !!!
    1. kartalovkolya
      kartalovkolya 31 August 2015 17: 48 New
      0
      Not who first got up and slippers!
  9. Tusv
    Tusv 30 August 2015 11: 37 New
    +2
    Lord's mattresses. See Soviet maps of the borders of the RSFSR, where the triangle with the peaks of the Kola, Chukchi Peninsulas and the North Pole is marked with a dotted line. And do not rock the boat with two icebreakers of parasail type, one of which is under repair.
    Need an Arctic? Book your tickets. Our sailors will ride comfortably to the North Pole. Do you really need the Arctic? Poop question, so you will be left there. laughing
  10. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 30 August 2015 11: 44 New
    +3
    flirted with the upheavals in the banana republics and profuca Arctic.
  11. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 30 August 2015 11: 52 New
    +8
    The Russia-USSR Arctic has long been "staked out" and we will defend our right!
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    1. gispanec
      gispanec 30 August 2015 12: 34 New
      +3
      Quote: MIKHAN
      The Russia-USSR Arctic has long been "staked out" and we will defend our right!

      I agree, but in my opinion, the yusovskaya boat in the photo .... correct if I'm mistaken ..
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 30 August 2015 13: 17 New
        +1
        Software architecture similar to the Ohio class
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 30 August 2015 21: 44 New
      +2
      Quote: MIKHAN
      The Russia-USSR Arctic has long been "staked out" and we will defend our right!
      [/ center] [center]

      Mikhan is a beautiful photo, fortunately this is not our unity!
      March 22nd. Arctic Ocean US submarine "USS Annapolis" frozen into ice more than 1 meter thick. © DPA
      Ours, unlike the AMs, "did not freeze": they broke the ice, launched rockets and left.
  12. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 30 August 2015 11: 54 New
    +5
    Our “analysts” are wonderful, as if America and Russia did not “fight” for the Arctic, and here comes the “victory”. Norway fought and she won, the decent piece of our most valuable territories was given unreasonably, without any use. No special written conditions for the transfer were recorded, and no oral "gentlemen's agreement" Norwegians were not going to comply and will not. Purely as Gorbachev handed over Europe under oral promises that NATO will not expand. Ahead we have a struggle with Canada and Denmark, and America simply does not need all this. She will at any time demand and receive any bases in the Arctic from her allies, or simply wait until those “in which case” they themselves begin to tearfully beg to send troops and defend, that’s the whole struggle.
  13. Masya masya
    Masya masya 30 August 2015 11: 54 New
    +3
    Then the Americans began to suck up- "Russia has the right to increase the Arctic shelf." But there is no faith!
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 30 August 2015 12: 46 New
      +2
      Let's see! It seems that the first hearings at the UN were postponed this fall. This is in our favor.
  14. family tree
    family tree 30 August 2015 11: 55 New
    +3
    There, all our lives, our Swedes and Norgs grazed, we didn’t smell like states what they cared for. Hydrocarbons, Duc, there, acre of seals, walruses and polar bears, there is no one to bomb, only they do not sideways. Stupor, however, the standard solution does not roll what
  15. Obolensky
    Obolensky 30 August 2015 11: 56 New
    +1
    I am glad that our country is gradually recovering. It is good that we are increasing our presence in the Arctic, and with absolutely legal methods. The only bad thing is that even though the United States recognizes that they “lost” the fight for the Arctic. But you should not believe them. According to their despicable commonplace, whether by deception, or with the help of international institutions or something else, they also give us sticks in wheels.

    For this reason, we need to gain a foothold in the Arctic as quickly as possible, so that we can always give an adequate response to all opponents.
  16. starshina pv
    starshina pv 30 August 2015 11: 58 New
    +1
    the main thing is not to slow down the pace of development and recovery!
  17. yuriy55
    yuriy55 30 August 2015 12: 03 New
    0
    As long as there is the Russian Northern Fleet, you cannot see the amers of the Arctic as your ears without a mirror ... tongue
  18. gelezo47
    gelezo47 30 August 2015 12: 03 New
    +1
    We are developing the shelf, building bases, raising the country's prestige! So this is awesome! ...
    To the envy of our enemies! ... Oops, partners! ... lol
  19. Timur 07
    Timur 07 30 August 2015 12: 03 New
    0
    The Arctic, this is our navel of the earth.
  20. ava09
    ava09 30 August 2015 12: 05 New
    0
    The white "people" who have taken over America, first of all, need to think about how to return Alaska and California to the Russians, and to release the Indians from the concentration camps (reserves) to other lands.
  21. veksha50
    veksha50 30 August 2015 12: 10 New
    +1
    "America lost Russia's Arctic"...

    Well, the headline can be called capricious - on our part, and the next begging for money from the Congress-Senate - on the other hand ...

    The fact that Russia is now "pillaring, tagging" in the Arctic everything that can only is a plus, this is good for us ...

    But the fact that America is not present in the Arctic has not ratified the UN Convention and "lost" Russia in the Arctic - this is verbiage ...

    As always, all actions are done by someone else’s hands ... This is Canada-Denmark-Sweden-Norway, and the same UN ...

    So the battle for the Arctic is only just beginning, and most importantly - so that Russia does not stop there and expand its Arctic capabilities ... The Arctic is not only today, it is tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, and the future in the foreseeable future is not for one generation of the people of Russia ...
  22. Alekseir162
    Alekseir162 30 August 2015 12: 14 New
    +1
    “We are not the first day to scream that the country does not have the ability to maintain any significant presence in the Arctic”

    Who first got up and slippers, or you did not know this is not respected. wassat
  23. galakt
    galakt 30 August 2015 12: 15 New
    +2
    For a long time it was necessary to engage in the development of the Arctic by the military. And this is not only the Northern way. As far as I understand, there were no air defense systems in this direction. Neither the islands nor the mainland were protected by anything. The entry of American submarines into the Arctic Ocean and our country are in full view. It was possible to easily, easily shoot off the ammunition of a nuclear submarine completely and not one nuclear submarine.
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    2. Amurets
      Amurets 30 August 2015 15: 16 New
      +1
      http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2015/110/irvr379.png Вот такую территорию Двумя корпусами защищала 11-я Отдельная Армия ПВО в Советское врумя.Практически весь Дальний Восток. Сейчас ещё хуже.
    3. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 30 August 2015 22: 18 New
      +3
      Quote: galakt
      The entry of American submarines into the Arctic Ocean and our country are in full view. It was possible to easily, easily shoot off the ammunition of a nuclear submarine completely and not one nuclear submarine.

      I have long cited the graphic part of the Amov plan for striking SLCMs from the Arctic sector on the territory of the Russian Federation. Thank God they thought better of it and the MiG-31BM is returned to the Arctic. And then Taburetkin closed all the Arctic bases, Mlyn!
  24. Lecha57
    Lecha57 30 August 2015 12: 19 New
    0
    It is very difficult to develop these territories, but it is necessary! - I am proud of my country!
  25. roskot
    roskot 30 August 2015 12: 24 New
    -1
    The black gentleman, a lover of heat and Arab spring, miscalculated in the Arctic.
    Well, all the carnival cat.
  26. tyzyaga
    tyzyaga 30 August 2015 12: 25 New
    -5
    America lost Russia's Arctic

    And what's next? What's the difference, what is the territory of the country, if it is externally managed :)
  27. anfreezer
    anfreezer 30 August 2015 12: 45 New
    +3
    Our new "Arctic" is under construction ... You can use this phrase without quotes ..
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 30 August 2015 12: 52 New
      +1
      Did the new icebreaker have a name? I know him as the LK-60YA. By the way, next year they are laying the Second. Money has already been allocated.
    2. armata37
      armata37 30 August 2015 12: 54 New
      +1
      Build right! And in all directions good

      Meanwhile, in the photo to the article, the atomic icebreaker "Soviet Union", put into operation in 1989. What is noteworthy: the icebreaker is designed so that in a short time it can be retrofitted in a warship. Some of this equipment is in mothballed condition on board, the other part is stored in coastal warehouses.

      Awaiting its recovery by 2017.
  28. Abakan
    Abakan 30 August 2015 12: 58 New
    0
    something that Americans often say about the Arctic)) polar bears are stuck, they will be soon))) "white revolution" laughing
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 30 August 2015 14: 49 New
      +2
      Have you forgotten how at the beginning of summer the crew of polar bears, on an ice floe, defeated the English submarine. Here are the Americans outraged.
  29. AVV
    AVV 30 August 2015 13: 20 New
    0
    I would like the United States to do something of what Russia is doing - new bases, telecommunications, search and rescue capabilities. ” You might think they have few bases around the world ??? Let them spend a little more !!! Then the crisis will really come to their homes!
  30. Butt
    Butt 30 August 2015 13: 38 New
    0
    The rivalry for the Arctic with its richest resources and new trade routes has already begun to be compared with the Cold War. And in this struggle, America is losing to other countries and, above all, Russia ...
    - Fearington rumored to mobilize the Saigak Dachnoy and rubber shuttles from ukrobandera to control the Bering Strait.
    Watch out for polar bears!
  31. lonovila
    lonovila 30 August 2015 15: 43 New
    -1
    -Where is it and ... when "America lost the Arctic to Russia" ..? - What kind of incomprehensible glee and unfounded conclusions ..?
    -This Russia suddenly took and signed with America an enslaving Shevardnadze-Baker agreement, demonstrating not only its own stupidity, but also frankly ignoring and betraying its own ... Russian state interests ...
    -Then Russia voluntarily took and gave some not very powerful Norway a part of the shelf (gave Norway a piece of the Barents Sea) ... -What was Russia hoping for ..? -What Norwegians will help with the development of the Shtokman field ..? -But as history shows ... -Any most innocent “sanction” suddenly adopted against Russia and ... -All hopes go into oblivion ... -A territorial agreement has already been signed and entered into force ... -As they say .. . -What fell with the cart .., then ... -And who was left with nothing? ..? - Obviously not Norway ...
    - But America and Norway ... -Chinese ships began to go more and more often into the Russian northern seas ... -And China began to build icebreakers at an accelerated pace ... -It is clearly not for joint exercises with the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean and Black seas and not for exercises on the Far Eastern coasts ...
    -China needs the Arctic ... -Russian Arctic ... -And here everyone rejoice and rejoice that ... "America has lost the Arctic to Russia" ... -That ...
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 30 August 2015 16: 43 New
      +1
      Not everyone is jubilant, some are trying to figure out why the United States anonymously, behind the scenes, came out in support of Russia, saying that the shelf belongs to Russia. According to research in the Arctic, Russia is a leader. Perhaps the Americans may need our materials and support when the Greenland fight begins. The Chinese are interested in the Northern Sea Route, but so far they are more interested in the Northeast Passage along the coasts of Canada and the United States. This is the closest exit to the West Coast of the United States and the North Atlantic. Yes, China has two icebreakers, but they will not solve the problem of postings along the Northern Sea Route. them, and it is not known how they will behave on the ice. China has no such experience as Finland and Russia. And it is always with great pleasure that the oil and gas tycoons cherish their pleasures. The Americans spun on their whims when they allowed making the Sea of ​​Okhotsk the Inland Sea of ​​Russia. They showed that Japanese and Korean are alien to them when a solid piece of the Bering Sea has landed to them.
  32. Lelek
    Lelek 30 August 2015 17: 07 New
    +1
    (“The US has not even entered this game,” said retired admiral Robert Papp)

    But Russia does not "play." Russia is developing its own space. And he does it with success, without looking back at the grunt of the "hegemon" and others like him. bully
  33. Old26
    Old26 30 August 2015 21: 20 New
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    Quote: ermolai
    and then no research will be striped, according to one version, as soon as the tsunami begins at the mattress, it leaves Greenland

    And others do not? Or does the ocean level rise exclusively off the coast of the United States? And other countries will not affect. And Leningrad will not be under water, together with Kaliningrad? Well, the tsunami from melting ice is something new in science
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 31 August 2015 07: 59 New
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      No! Only off the coast of the enemies of Russia.
  34. atamankko
    atamankko 30 August 2015 21: 25 New
    +1
    We will not engage in hat-making,
    but we’ll simply develop and defend our Arctic.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 31 August 2015 01: 34 New
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      This is a really sensible offer. Any business can be bought.
  35. shelva
    shelva 30 August 2015 22: 04 New
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    Not far off is the time when the Americans are at a trough with their green pieces of paper.
  36. Dima Čalevo
    Dima Čalevo 31 August 2015 01: 05 New
    +1
    I am glad that in connection with the warming they will finally begin to intensively use the Northern Sea Route, and given that the route through it is shorter than the Suez Canal (from Europe to China) by one and a half times, shipping in the Arctic will be very cost-effective, we must assume
    1. udincev
      udincev 31 August 2015 18: 50 New
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      Pleases. In order not to miss the unstable unpredictable nature, it is advisable to think to revitalize shipping what how to warm up the way. laughing
  37. Zomanus
    Zomanus 31 August 2015 05: 11 New
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    At the expense of "America lost Russia," you can only laugh. It’s just that America had things in other parts of the world. And she was not up to the Arctic. At its economic level, no matter how pouty it is, it will not take much time to catch up.
  38. anderles66
    anderles66 31 August 2015 17: 11 New
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    Yes, I agree that it’s too early to talk about losing wins. Well done are those who plan and implement actions in the Arctic. Recently I heard that polar expeditions are resuming and for this they will produce special platforms so as not to travel on ice floes. But in general - I believe that we will overtake (if not already surpassed).
  39. Raptor_RB
    Raptor_RB 31 August 2015 17: 21 New
    +1
    The main thing is not to miss this advantage. Big budgets can do a lot. And although they cannot directly buy the genius of engineering, the USA is that rival, which should not be written off even when the starting positions are obviously unequal. Underestimated - then lost. I wish our respective services not to rest on their laurels, but to consistently continue their progressive movement in the territories that originally belong to us.
  40. 56_br
    56_br 31 August 2015 18: 26 New
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    All of America, with the exception of the Indians (the indigenous inhabitants of this land), is a European rabble of criminals, swindlers, vile Saxons, criminals who fled from Europe so that they can give peace ??? Nothing but meanness !!!
  41. Ribald
    Ribald 1 September 2015 14: 13 New
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    Well done mother Russia!
  42. kepmor
    kepmor 1 September 2015 16: 28 New
    +1
    Quote: Amurets
    That's right! Now we don’t have to yell: “We are ahead”, but really do business. To strengthen the Pacific Fleet and the Kuril Flotilla would be something to control the Eastern sector of the Arctic and the territory of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The western sector protects the SF quite well. No one gave up leadership without a fight, and the Americans will not give up.

    Regarding the Northern Fleet: the naval grouping of the Northern Fleet is scanty compared to the tasks facing it. Our leadership now has the Black Sea Fleet "favorite brainchild." There are new ships and submarines. There is simply no one to ensure the "holy of holies" deployment of the forces of the fleet. There are almost no ships OVR and the near sea zone. Sad to tears ...
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 2 September 2015 07: 31 New
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      I partially agree. The Black Sea Fleet is not able to provide all the tasks facing it because of the position of Ukraine and Georgia, which forbade the updating and strengthening of the Black Sea Fleet. Now in the Crimea. So that Khokhly gather to give the Crimea to the United States and NATO, a proven fact, as a guarantee of entry into NATO. Therefore, there was an urgent need to give part of the Black Sea Fleet ships. The Caspian flotilla cannot solve all the problems in the South. I understand your concern about the Northern Fleet, but look at the ship’s composition and the Pacific Fleet’s theater and you will understand why the Pacific Fleet needs to be strengthened. Besides, the Bering Strait and the North The eastern Arctic has always been part of the responsibility zone of the Kamchatka flotilla.
  43. dummy
    dummy 2 September 2015 07: 06 New
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    Quote: Major Yurik
    That's the trouble with the Yankees, everyone is trying to pull their star-striped pants on the whole globe. Of course, the trusels are noble, only they lack the size of the whole globe, the stripes break off, and rightly so they are “exceptional”! tongue

    Like any family panties they were rarely washed, they stink and wore quickly.