Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-05-18 05:23:02 –
Once a desolate home primarily populated by polar bears, Russia’s northernmost military outpost is flooded with missiles and radar.
Nagurskoe’s base on the Franz Josephland archipelago in eastern Norway projects Moscow’s power and influence throughout the Arctic Circle as international competition for the region’s vast resources intensifies.
A shamrock-shaped facility with three large pods extending from the central atrium is painted in white-red and blue with the Russian flag.
It is in an otherwise harsh vantage point on the 5,600 km (3,470 miles) Arctic Ocean route on Russia’s Arctic coast.
Russia has sought to assert its influence in competition with the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway, as the reduction of polar ice provides new opportunities for resources and shipping.
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