Russia and the Northern Sea Route


As the Arctic ice cap melts, the Russian government is trying to develop a Northern Sea Route, as a better and shorter way to connect northwestern Europe with northeastern Asia than the Southern Sea Route through the Suez Canal.

It is an example of how leaders of nations such as Russia, China and others are working quietly to develop their assets and build up their strength, while American leaders take the strength of the United States for granted and heedlessly dissipate it through reckless military actions and neglect of national needs.

The map is from a 2011 article in The Guardian.  Click on Melting Arctic ice clears the way for supertanker voyages to read it.

Click on With Arctic ice melt, ships now ply the Northern Sea Route for a more recent article from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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One Response to “Russia and the Northern Sea Route”

  1. Laura Cole Says:

    Pretty depressing news, I guess it was inevitable..


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