During the «Straight Line», held on 15 June 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the importance of the development of the Arctic region.
Vladimir Putin said that the Arctic is a strategically important region. In this context, Russia needs to develop and to use the Northern routes and all means to gain a foothold in the area. The Russian leader stressed that the need to guarantee sovereignty, economic activity and take care of security.
About how the Arctic is strategically important for the Russian edition of «Interactor» decided to find out in an interview with the famous journalist, analyst and journalist Anatoly Wasserman.
The expert said that the Arctic region has a very high value. However, it is still interesting that to develop it can only Russian.
«On the question of why we need the Arctic, in my opinion, quite clearly, said the Russian President during his «Straight line». It’s difficult to add something qualitatively new.
However, I note that Russian North — is generally a key place in the cultural attitude. So historically, Russia has mastered to stay places where no other people would be able to create advanced civilizations. And this is undoubtedly a very serious impact on our civilization. Not only from purely economic considerations, but political and cultural», summed up Anatoly Wasserman.