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Public policy issues of Russia - in the Arctic, - said Dmitry Medvedev

September 17 2008
13:12

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that the use of Arctic resources is the key to energy security of the country. Medvedev said the Arctic is strategically important for Russia, with its associated problems of Russia's competitiveness on foreign markets. "Today, the public policy of Russia - in the Arctic," - said the president. Also, the president recalled that in the Arctic is up to 20% of Russian GDP and 22% of total Russian exports. In addition, the president said that Russia should develop the Northern Sea Route. "We need to expand and port network, and use the vessels engaged in transportation under the Russian flag. On the whole - to develop this route as a strategic national highway in Russia," - said the president of Russia.

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