Like Canada and its stake on the Northwest Passage, Russia considers the Northeast Passage waters as interior, therefore theirs. Russia has also more means to assert its claim. It possesses a fleet of nuclear submarines and its ice-breakers exceed all that Canada or the United States hold in regard to ice-strengthened ships. There is no doubt that Russia’s presence in the Arctic is meant to be powerful and prepared to conquer.
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