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Arctic Danes

Jan Jorgensen reports on the specialised missions undertaken by the Royal Danish Air Force’s Eskadrille 721.

THE DEMANDING geography of Denmark, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands, presents the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) with a real challenge.

For over 65 years the primary role of Eskadrille 721 [Esk 721) at Valose Air Base outside Copenhagen has been to provide an airlift capability, while other missions involve it in sea-surveillance, ice-reconnaissance, search-and-rescue, and medical evacuations throughout the Arctic.

Over the years, these roles have been carried out by a variety of aircraft. However, three types have provided the backbone of

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Arctic can make the Russian-Chinese

RF must decide which format to cooperate with China in the strategically fundamental region In the Arctic region in the Russian Federation has a legitimate and reasonable economic and geopolitical interests. But competitiveness for raw materials in the midst of ordinary evolving Arctic states, and the eighth session of the Arctic Council (AC) in Kiruna in May 2013 showed that claims to the Arctic and grow in the midst of new players, such as China, India, the land of the rising sun. That’s why you need to develop a strategy for the Russian Federation to protect their own national

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Expedition Arktika-2013 has successfully completed

Nuclear-powered icebreaker "Yamal" with members of the High-sea expedition "Arctic 2013" and evacuated drifting polar research station "North Pole-40" (SP-40) on board returned safely to Murmansk. 

Station SP-40 was established October 1, 2012 in the Arctic Ocean at latitude 85.2? north latitude 142.8? west longitude. The drifting ice floe about three kilometers wide and more than two meters thick landed 16 wintering. The search for a suitable ice base have been hampered by a record small amount of drift ice in the Arctic — an area of ice cover of the Arctic Ocean

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The expedition Arktika-2012 has collected evidence of the Russian part of the Arctic shelf

Trilobites confirmed continental origin of the Arctic shelf of Russia

Expedition "Arktika-2012" to substantiate the outer limits of the continental shelf of the Russian Federation has completed its work. Participants are able to obtain evidence of the origin of the continental shelf. This in particular proves found remains ancient fish and shellfish. "Voice of Russia" has interviewed the head of the expedition Oleg Korneev

Within three months of the expedition were collected rock samples recovered from the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. Members of the expedition for the first time in the world made a deepwater drilling

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Chukotka Autonomous District. Lorino.

27.09.2010 Special issue came correspondent. The film "The Last Day of the whale"

"This week in Moscow discussed the Arctic. Arctic But — it's not just ice, shelves and underwater ridges. This and people. It's about the small indigenous peoples of Russia."Followed by a discussion of the program and the author of the film.

After watching the film remains ambiguous "pessimestichno-optimistic" feeling.According to tradition, went further on we have done, use the search by keyword Lorino (village) in question in the film, to learn what has changed since then.Yet found two pieces of news:The hunters Chukchi upgraded equipment: http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/8918/ie

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CA asterisk has completed the construction of jack-up Arctic for «Gasflot

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OJSC "JSC" Center of ship repair "asterisk" (CAs "asterisk") has completed the construction of a jack-up rig (jack-up) "Arctic" for «Gasflot" (). As the press service of the company, on November 9, during the visit of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Severodvinsk signed the act of presentation ready to move into the jack-up port. The ceremony was also attended by First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Sechin, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, General Director of JSC "United Shipbuilding Corporation" Roman Trocenko and General Director of "Gasflot" Yuri Shamalov. At the moment on

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Fedor Grooms and his dogs started the race on pole Arctic

In the Arctic, launched a unique expedition by dog sled. Fedor Konjuhovu to overcome four thousand kilometers of ice in the Arctic and Greenland. Beginning of the route — the North Pole.

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The scientists set out to explore the polar bear population

A group of scientists National Park "Russian Arctic" and the Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic went to explore the polar bear population and Red Book mammals 

Studies are held in a joint project with the Russian Geographic Society. The expedition to the islands of the Arctic will continue until September 5.

"The scientists put the task on maps of the habitats in the archipelago populations of rare mammals and polar bears in the sanctuary," Franz Josef Land, "- said the head of the scientific research expeditions Maria Gavrilo. — It

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Doctrine, practice problems, patrolling.

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The Marines of the Caspian Flotilla started joint exercises with the Army Aviation

The Marines of the Caspian Flotilla started joint exercises with the Army Aviation

Gunners coastal forces of the Northern Fleet learn to apply the standard weapons in the polar night

Gunners coastal forces of the Northern Fleet learn to apply the standard weapons in the polar night

The Marines of the Baltic Fleet

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Teachings of infantry in the Arctic

Tactical exercises of motorized rifle brigade of the Western Military District were on the northernmost Russian military range, located in the northwestern part of the Kola Peninsula. During the maneuvers were conducted live firing of artillery, tanks and small arms fire was on complex, rapidly maneuvering targets. All actions on the teaching units were defensive in order to protect the state border of Russia. Particular attention is paid to practical action units in the Arctic, as well as operations for defense and retention of strategically important facilities and areas.

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