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Cold, Cold War: Putin Talks
Tough Over US Arctic Rivalry

ABC News, by Rebecca Bluitt

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/6/2013 4:22:09 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that U.S. military capabilities in the Arctic Circle leave his government little choice but to maintain a strong foothold in the frigid north, where tensions between the former Cold War adversaries in recent years have heated up as the polar ice thawed. During a meeting with students in Moscow on Tuesday, Putin was asked whether Russia and other countries might loosen their grip on Arctic territory for military exercises and exploitation of natural resources in favor of environmental preservation. The Russian leader replied that the United States hasn´t slipped off the ice shelf and implied

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/6/2013 5:47:46 AM     (No. 9642456)

Putin is doing a better job for his country than Obama is doing for United States. Think about it folks. Think hard.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 12/6/2013 6:03:09 AM     (No. 9642463)

Unbelievable!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/6/2013 1:06:39 PM     (No. 9643148)

Putski will take the ice and the resources...Obie will be standing in the snow complaining about Blobal Blarming...

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