MOSCOW, February 21 (RIA Novosti)
- Medvedev Tells FSB to Secure Russia’s Arctic Interests
- Russian Bombers Complete 16-Hour Arctic Patrol
- Russia signs international Arctic projects agreement
- Russian minister urges better environmental protection in Arctic
The first motorized rifle arctic brigade will be deployed in 2015, Russian Ground Forces Chief Col Gen Alexander Postnikov said on Tuesday.
Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in July 2011 that two arctic brigades would be established in “Murmansk or Arkhangelsk or some other place.”
President Dmitry Medvedev has called for “extra measures” to protect Russian interests and reinforce its borders in the Arctic.
Russia is to deploy a combined-arms force to protect its political and economic interests in the Arctic by 2020, including military, border and coastal guard units to guarantee Russia's military security in diverse military and political circumstances.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.