Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country will ‘grow’ with the participation of the Arctic and Northern regions over the next decades, that Russia’s future depends on the development of this direction, including mining.
Meeting with the volunteers and finalists of the ‘Volunteer of Russia’ competition, President Vladimir Putin stated that Russia will ‘grow with the participation’ of the Arctic and Northern regions over the coming decades, and that the future of the country depends on the development of this direction, including mining. .
Putin said: “Russia is a northern country, more than 70 percent of our land is located in northern latitudes. Everything that happens in the north is of special interest and special value to us. ” I’m not even talking about the development of the North Sea Route right now,” he said.
Call on the USA to ‘cooperate with Russia in order to neutralize China in the polar region’
Emphasizing that the development of this direction is the future of the country, especially in terms of extracting the natural resources needed for Russia, Putin said, “Russia will of course grow with the participation of the Arctic and Northern regions for the next decades, these are things that seem quite obvious .”
Call to carry out activities in the polar region by minimizing ecological risks
Pointing out that the nature of the North Pole is extremely vulnerable, Putin stated that the economic activities in the region should be carried out by taking into account the characteristics that will minimize the ecological risks.
Putin, “Arctic nature is also extremely vulnerable. And of course, economic activities must adapt to the characteristics of the Arctic and Northern Russia in a way that minimizes environmental risk ”.