Experts reckon the area could be cover more than £23 TRILLION worth of oil and gas
By Danny Collins
18th April 2017, 9:33 am
Updated: 18th April 2017, 3:51 pm
VLADIMIR Putin has his eyes set on starting a new Cold War – by opening a top-secret military base in the Arctic.The giant complex on the northern ice cap is believed to be fully-armed with missile systems and nuclear-ready fighter jets.
TASSRussia has unveiled its brand-new military base in the Arctic
TASSVladimir Putin had overseen plans for the massive complex on Alexandra Land
TASSThe vast complex is decked out in the colours of the Russian flag
TASSIt is part of a drive to take advantage of trillions of pounds worth of natural resources Moscow believes is buried beneath the snowRussia sends world's largest submarine - Typhoon-class Dmitry Donskoy - to the BalticAnd Russian economists reckon it could hold the key to the Kremlin unearthing almost£24 TRILLION of oil and gas buried deep beneath the snow, The Times reports.Moscow yesterday released the first pictures of the giant Arctic Trefoil complex on the Arctic island of Alexandra Land - where temperature can drop to -50°C.
More than 150 troops will be based at the clover-shaped compound - which is decked out in the red, white and blue of the Russian flag.