The Pentagon published a report, according to which the main aim of the Russian Armed forces was the Arctic. With all this, the American military Department does not have specific data on where exactly are the Russian troops and which directly forces deployed to the far North.
Over time, the Arctic is released from the layer of ice. At the same time increasing geopolitical and financial importance of the region. For example, say that under the waters of the Arctic ocean is 15% of the world's supply of oil and 30% gas. Also, the melting of the ice opens up new trade routes, is able to permanently adjust the financial relations in the world.
And Russia wants to fully realize all the opportunities provided by the favorable location and legal right to part of the Arctic territories. For a start, to ensure safety and prevent any provocations in the region were sent to the troops.
The joint complexity in the plans of Moscow is open 10 Arctic search and rescue stations, 16 deepwater ports, 13 airfields and 10 anti-aircraft radar stations across the periphery of the region, reports the newspaper Economictime citing a report by the Center foreign military studies United States army. The implementation of this project will allow Russia to set in the Arctic, reliable control and to ensure respect for personal interests.
With all this striking unusual for an American reports on the activity of the armies of other States detail: in the text there are no accurate data on the location of the Russian Armed forces. The impression that the Pentagon simply does not know where they are. With all this Russian army does not hide its own presence in the Arctic and periodically reports on conducted maneuvers or deploy another division.