Hunting for “hostile” submarines

The Northern Fleet Naval Aviation exercises in the Barents Sea have the traditional agenda of hunting for “hostile” submarines. They may have an additional goal of making an impression on Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, who is taking a ride of the 50 Let Pobedy nuclear icebreaker in order to inspect the safety of navigation on the Sevmorput. While I was following these news, I discovered by chance that the Strategy for the Development of the Arctic zone, approved by President Putin in February 2013, has disappeared from the government website. It may be just a technical glitch, but the document is so low on meaningful content that it would hardly be missed.

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