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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 9:20 p.m. PST

"Visitors to the Russian defence ministry website can now take a "virtual tour" of a new military base in a remote region of the Arctic.

Such media openness contrasts markedly with Russia's traditional military secrecy. However, the tour does not show any new military hardware.

The Arctic Trefoil permanent base is in Franz Josef Land, a huge ice-covered, desolate archipelago.

The Russian military sees the resource-rich Arctic as a key strategic region…"
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Next place for my family vacations! (smile)


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2017 9:52 p.m. PST

"The Russian Defense Ministry has published pictures of the inside of the military compound on Alexandra Land Island of the Franz Josef Land Archipelago, which has become part of the world's northernmost military base designated as Arctic Shamrock and intended for 150 troops, including some from the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet air defense units, according to the news portal…."


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