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Russia Builds Second Military Base To Support Arctic Ambitions

Russia Builds Second Military Base To Support Arctic Ambitions

Russia’s defense ministry said it has built a giant military base in the far northern Arctic, establishing a sprawling presence where Russia hopes to retrieve oil and other mineral riches.

The ministry said October 20 that the building erected on the large island of Alexandra Land, which is part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago, is 97 percent complete.

Source: Russia Builds Second Military Base To Support Arctic Ambitions