However bizarre it may be… While the US sits idly and continues to regulate its own energy industry to death, Russia continues its Artic land grab. It’s also slant-drilling into US oil reserves off of Cuba and near the borderlines of Alaska.
Russia has taken a bizarre step to declare its “ownership” of the Arctic Ocean region by having a Russian Orthodox bishop “consecrate” the North Pole on behalf of the church.
According to the Daily Telegraph, a bishop named Iakov of the northern Naryan-Mar (which lies north of the Arctic Circle) placed a “holy memorial capsule” into the icy sea while aboard the Rossiya, a nuclear-powered icebreaker during a polar expedition arranged by Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute.
The capsule featured an inscription that read: “With the blessing of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the consecration of the North Pole marks 1,150 years of Russian Statehood.”
Full article: We Own It: Russian Bishop ‘Consecrates’ Arctic Ocean (International Business Times)