BBC: Russia's new Arctic Trefoil military base unveiled with virtual tour
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.
President Vladimir Putin visited the new base, on Alexandra Land, last month.
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