Russian Navy to Create Military Icebreaker Fleet for Arctic

Following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval in 2015 of a revised maritime doctrine prioritizing the protection of the country’s interests in the Arctic, Sputnik News reports on the Russian Navy’s announcement that it will create an icebreaker military vessel fleet that is capable of carrying artillery and missiles.  According to the report, the Russian Navy’s first icebreaker in 45 years launched in June.

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