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The next year, Russia will submit a request for an extension of the basic boundaries of Russia's continental shelf in the Arctic seas.
According to Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Denis Temples in an interview, "Russia 24", in 2014 Russia will be ready to file for an extension of the main limits of its shelf in the Arctic seas.

The gradual depletion of resources and the uneven provision of global natural resources, forcing industry and business to pay attention to the most difficult to develop the area. In the new special interest is the Arctic with its huge hydrocarbon deposits, rare earth metals, gold, silver, and other important natural resources.

At present, the Arctic is considered by many countries as a strategic region in connection with huge hydrocarbon reserves, and strengthening the role of the factors and conditions that underlie the political and energy security of the leading industrialized countries.