Russia increases presence on Northern Sea Route

In an effort to ensure the increasing commercial shipping activity on the Northern Sea Route, not least the route's business opportunities, Russia has now ordered three new nuclear class ice-breakers. Additionally, the first of ten new safety centres has been opened. 

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It's no secret that Russia sees the increasing traffic on the Norther Sea Route, which connects Europe and Asia north over Russia, as a solid business opportunity. The country is the only player with nuclear class ice-breakers to help ships through the passage.

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