Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Russia Unveils Its New Arctic Military Base

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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More News On Russia Unveiling Its New Arctic Military Base

Take a Virtual 3D Tour of Russia's New Artic Military Base -- Sputnik
3D tour of secret Russia Arctic military base -- RBTH
Take a Tour of Russia's Giant New Arctic Military Base -- Newsweek
Russia unveils its new Arctic military base housing nuclear-ready warplanes and REINDEER-powered special forces as it seeks to claim the region's huge oil and gas reserves -- Daily Mail
Russia reveals virtual tour of new Arctic military base -- UPI
Russia's military buildup in Arctic puts U.S. on alert -- CBS
Take a look inside Russia’s northernmost Arctic military base -- Barents Observer
[Photos] Russia's Northernmost Base Operational -- Maritime Executive


RussInSoCal said...

Wow, nice base! But the report states that its an 18 month stint for the troops assigned.

That's a long time.

Jay Farquharson said...

That's just about enough time for the acclimatization to actually sink in and be ingrained.

Problem is that 18 months, means that one "tour" gets 2 winters, the next tour get's 2 summers.