Russia lifts restriction in Northeast Passage

Vladimir Putin will no longer restrict other countries using the Northern Sea Route, according to Reuters.

Vladimir Putin speaking on the Northeast Passage at a conference in Vladivostok on September 3. | Photo: POOL/REUTERS / X80003

Russia will no longer prevent the global merchant fleet from using the fast track route between Asia and Europe.

At a financial conference Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country plans to facilitate a route for container traffic via the Northeast Passage, going from Vladivostok, Eastern Russia, to Sankt Petersborg, Western Russia, writes Reuters.

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