JRL NEWSWATCH: “Putin signs Arctic master plan; The strategic document paves way for a massive industrialization of the country’s far north” – Barents Observer/ Atle Staalesen

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“… The document covers the period until year 2035 … authored by the Ministry of the Far East and Arctic. … approved by government and the national Security Council in late 2019. … [In addition to other factors cited, i]t prepares the ground for a major natural resource exploitation in the region and helps develop the Northern Sea Route, the ministry informs. … On the same day that Putin signed the Arctic document, the … State Duma approved new legislation on tax releases for investors in the region. … authored by the Ministry of the Far East and Arctic. Moscow wants a massive development of oil, natural gas and other natural resources in the Arctic ….”

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