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Russia will revise its activities in the Arctic, but is not seeking a militarization of the region, leader of Russia’s new Arctic Commission Dmitry Rogozin says.
As Russia is unfolding a major combat alert drill in its Northern Fleet, the country’s government approves the setup of a new federal Arctic Commission. Headed by hardline Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the Commission will coordinate all government authorities involved in regional developments.
Commenting on the mandate of the Commission at his Facebook page, Rogozin underlines that “our objective is not the militarization of the Arctic, [but rather] a full-fledged realization of Russia’s economic interests in the Arctic, as well as attention to the vulnerable environment and the protection and development of indigenous peoples’ cultures”.