Russia and the Arctic Ocean

Sohini Banerjee
KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar, India.

Volume II – Issue II, 2020

This article contributes to an insight into the exact events that is taking place in the gradually changing Arctic Ocean and the North pole. It talks about Russia’s growing interest in the Arctic region and the methods used by the country to have complete control over the Arctic region. The region is growing to become a very important economic and political zone and the control over it by any country will change the power dynamics of that country. Russia is one of the major countries sharing their border with the region and has become a key player in trying to take control over the Arctic ocean and the North Pole. This article therefore provides a glimpse into the various techniques used by Russia to completely make the Arctic Ocean a part of their nation and also to show their immense power to the rest of the world.

Keywords: Arctic, North Pole, Russia, Soft power, Hard power, Coal Mine, Freedom of Seas, Svalbard treaty, UNCLOS.


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