Russia unveils Arctic strategy until 2020

Global Times
Wednesday 20th February, 2013

Russia on Wednesday unveiled its Arctic development blueprint, highlighting energy exploration, infrastructure upgrading and national security.The document, signed by President Vladimir Putin, envisages the development of Russia’s Arctic zone until 2020 and beyond with an aim to secure the country’s interests and national security.According to the document, published on the government website, a number of risks and threats to the national interests exist in the Arctic in the field of social sphere, economy, technology and environment.Solutions to these problems could be reached via development…

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