I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and was reading this latest article about the North Pole and Russia planting a flag under it! I have written several articles about this.
Well: Russia was right and the USA is playing crybaby! I think the USA better get their subs and go plant a flag, real soon!
The real estate, is going fast, up North!
Arctic seabed ‘belongs to Russia'(Moscow Times)
The Mir-I was used to help plant a Russian flag on the Arctic seabed
A Russian expedition has proved that a ridge of mountains below the Arctic Ocean is part of Russia’s continental shelf, government officials have said.
The August expedition planted the Russian flag on the seabed below the North Pole and gathered soil samples.
Russia’s Natural Resources Ministry said early test results on the soil samples showed Russia is geologically linked to the Lomonosov Ridge.
The Arctic is thought to be rich in oil, gas and mineral reserves.
“Results of an analysis of the Earth’s crust show that the structure of the underwater Lomonosov mountain chain is similar to the world’s other continental shelves, and the ridge is therefore part of Russia’s land mass,” a statement from the ministry said.
Russia’s claim to a vast swathe of territory in the Arctic has been challenged by the other nations with territory bordering the ocean – including the US and Canada.
Competition for territorial and economic rights in the Arctic has heated up as melting polar ice caps have opened up the possibility of exploiting the previously inaccessible seabed.
This is why I like Russia, They still believe in the old ways!
There is a saying: “Possession is 9/10s of the law.”
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