Tag Archives: Northern Sea Route

Beijing Review on Bringing Asia Together Around the Silk Road

While Obama is trying to build a NATO alliance on his Asia “pivot” foray, now better characterized as his “Asia stumble,” China is moving forward on its New Silk Road development policy. A signal piece in this week’s Beijing Review … Continue reading

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Russian Naval Task Force Sails Northern Sea Route

Sept. 21 (LPAC)–A Russian Naval task force has sailed the Northern Sea Route for the first time in history. The task force, led by the nuclear-powered cruiser, {Petr Veliky} (Peter the Great) sailed from its base in Severemorsk, through the … Continue reading

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Putin Delivers Federal Assembly Message on Moral Values and the Basis of Economic Growth at a “Watershed” Time in History

Russian President Vladimir Putin today delivered a fiercely patriotic speech to the nation, in his first annual Message to the Federal Assembly since resuming office as President last spring. At the outset of the 80-minute presentation, Putin announced that he … Continue reading

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Pacific Nations Take Advantage of Arctic Sea Routes

Pacific Nations Take Advantage of Arctic Sea Routes As the headlines today are dominated by shrieking reports over the rate of the melting Arctic Sea ice, several nations of the Pacific are taking advantage of this fact, in pursuit of … Continue reading

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Never before has so much cargo been shipped along the Northern Sea Route

First ever tanker loaded with liquid natural gas (LNG) sails the Northern Sea Route with gas from Norway to energy hungry Japan. “New development,” says Gunnar Sander with the Norwegian Polar Institute. “This voyage is interesting because it shows how … Continue reading

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Vast, Tenfold Increase in Arctic Transport Route

  Oct. 27 (LPAC)–Japan’s NHK reports that cargo transport between Asia and Europe on the Northern Sea Route has increased nearly tenfold in the past 2 years. Russian state firm Rosatomflot said on Friday that more than one million tons … Continue reading

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First Chinese Ship Sails the Arctic ‘Mediterranean’

August 18 (EIRNS)–The Chinese icebreaker {Xuelong} ({Snow Dragon}) is the first Chinese ship to have sailed from the Pacific to the Atlantic through the Arctic territory of Russia on the Northern Sea Route. The vessel docked in Reykjavik, Iceland Aug. … Continue reading

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