Russian Marines to Prepare for Arctic Warfare in 2015: Northern Fleet

North Pole expedition. A helipad on the NS 50 Let Pobedy Arktika-class nuclear-powered icebreaker.

 

Russia’s Northern Fleet marines will participate in military exercises on the Arctic, according to Northern Fleet spokesperson Vadim Serga.

MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) — Russia’s Northern Fleet marines will undergo special training in 2015 for military activities in the Arctic, Northern Fleet spokesperson Vadim Serga said Thursday.

In 2015, the Independent Marine Infantry Brigade of the Northern Fleet’s United Strategic Command will focus on training in the Arctic, Serga said.

In December 2014, Russia unveiled a revised military doctrine prioritizing the protection of national interests in the Arctic. The region, which is believed to have vast reserves of oil and gas, has been the focus of attention for four other nations bordering the area: the United States, Canada, Norway and Denmark.

Full article: Russian Marines to Prepare for Arctic Warfare in 2015: Northern Fleet (Sputnik News)

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