Vladimir Putin to launch world’s first nuclear icebreaker fleet for IMMENSE arctic army

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
By Paul Martin

RUSSIA is set to launch the world’s first and largest nuclear icebreaker fleet in a bid to resurrect an immense arctic army, larger than the Soviet Union’s, it has been revealed.

Tue, Jan 31, 2017

According to officials and military analysts, the Russian President is rushing to reopen abandoned Soviet military, air and radar bases on outer Arctic islands.

In what is believed to be Putin’s attempt to rival Canada’s, America’s and Norway’s developed arctic regions.

Professor Pavel Makarevich, a member of the Russian Geographical Society said: “Under [former Soviet leader Mikhail] Gorbachev and [former Russian President Boris] Yeltsin, our Arctic border areas were stripped bare.

“Now they are being restored.”

According to the Independent, Russia is building three nuclear icebreakers, to bolster its fleet of around 40 breakers, six of which are nuclear.

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