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In 2014, the Russian Center for Strategic Studies and Forecasts with the support of The Alexander Gorchakov public diplomacy fund has carried out research resulted in the analytical report “The observer countries of the Arctic Council: the position and incentives” presented at the meeting of the International Expert Council on Cooperation in the Arctic which was held in October 2014 during the international exhibition TRANSTEC-2014 in St. Petersburg.

 

After determining the basic geopolitical priorities of the leading powers on the ground to the top of the continents of the XXI century actualized increasingly growing interest Arctic countries to this icy continent.

After determining the basic geopolitical priorities of the leading powers on the ground to the top of the continents of the XXI century actualized increasingly growing interest Arctic countries to this icy continent. This is due, first of all, not only geo-strategic position of the Arctic, enables us to keep an eye the entire northern hemisphere of the planet, but also the presence here of the enormous hydrocarbon and biological resources. Suffice it to mention only the fact that the regions of the Arctic Ocean, Polar Region, contain 13 percent of the world's oil reserves. No coincidence that their interests and intentions of the development of the Arctic impose Russia, USA, Canada and Norway.

Russian Air Force to conduct exploration in the Arctic. Its data will be used to navigate the military and civilian vessels. This - the program the Ministry of Defense for the development of the Arctic and the strengthening of Russia's presence there. Plans in this area are planned for the next few years. According to the president of the approved strategy, Russia will expand the resource area of the Arctic, to increase the combat potential of forces based there and develop cooperation with other Arctic states.

Canadians consider themselves northern nation. 50 - dollar bill , recently released into circulation by the Central Bank of Canada, shows icebreaker " Amundsen " , who is also a research vessel . North for centuries lived in the Canadian soul , says an official statement of the Government Prime Minister Harper on national " foreign policy in the Arctic." Its priority is to demonstrate the Canadian flag in the north and protection of state sovereignty .