Russia Proves Artic is Theirs

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  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    What?? Dirt under the Arctic is the same as some Russian dirt, so they say it's theirs? Well damn! Maybe its the same as the dirt in my yard. Can I claim it??

    Russians say soil samples prove Arctic is theirs

    MOSCOW - Samples of earth taken by Russians who planted a flag on the seabed below the North Pole last month show beyond doubt the Arctic is Russian, its natural resources ministry said on Thursday.

    The Arctic 2007 expedition was the first to plant a flag on the seabed directly below the North Pole and it symbolically claimed the area, which geologists believe is rich in minerals and energy deposits, for the Kremlin.

    Now Russia says the scientific evidence cements their claims and they will present it to the United Nations.

    Other countries aspiring to own the Arctic seabed have rushed to reiterate their own claims before a May 2009 deadline.

    "We have received preliminary data from an analysis of models of the earth's crust from Arctic 2007 which confirms that the Lomonosov Ridge ... is part of the adjoining continental shelf of the Russian Federation," the statement said.

    The Lomonosov Ridge, named after 18th century Russian writer and scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, runs hundreds of kilometers along the bottom of the Arctic seabed below the icy North Pole and is key to claiming the region's untapped resources.

    Global warming is melting the polar icecaps and governments now believe that it is only a matter of time before they will be able to start exploiting the previously inaccessible seabed below the Arctic icecap.

    International law states that the five nations which control a coastline in the Arctic — Canada, Russia, the United States, Norway and Denmark via its ownership of Greenland — have a 320 km (200 mile) economic zone north of their shore.

    But Russia — which has grown rich in the last decade from oil and gas revenues — claims a far larger slice because it says the Arctic and Siberia are linked via the Lomonosov Ridge.

    It first made the claim to the United Nations in 2001, but now intends to show it new evidence.

    "At the present time we are preparing rock samples and materials to document and present to the United Nations commission on ownership of the continental shelf," the statement said.

    Last month's expedition, when a mini-submarine dived from a command ship 4,200 m (13,000 feet) below the sea and planted the Russian flag with a mechanical arm, triggered international allegations of a Kremlin stunt.
     
  2. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Is it really necessary that human beings claim ownership of everything that's inhabitable?
     
  3. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Is possible to live there. But they simply want its resources.
     
  4. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, they don't want to live there. They want the mineral and oil rights.
    And how did there ever come to be a deadline to claim it?
     
  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    That whole land belongs to Russia and Russia only since its a continuation of the continent. As for those who disagree, WAR up yours.
     
  6. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    Im pretty sure that since noone has claimed it until now its no ones and should reamain that way
     
  7. draqon Banned Banned

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    it has been Russian land all along and only now has it been documented and proven that it is.
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    now...Mars on the other hand is still noone's....but that ought to change.
     
  9. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    Oh phuck it. As long as Canada gets the usual, International Boundary Commission, agreed rights to waters extending 200 mile from it's land.

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  10. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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  11. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    I dont see russia winning this argument
     
  12. draqon Banned Banned

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    This isnt an argument. The land is Russian by the law. It is now protected by our ICBM's, aviation forces, and sea forces.
     
  13. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    You are such a jackass.
     
  14. shichimenshyo Caught in the machine Registered Senior Member

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    If im not mistaken you live in America..so they arent your Icbms now are they

    I dont think it would matter what russia did you would cheer them all the way


    Russia promotes baby stomping day....GO RUSSIA!
     
  15. draqon Banned Banned

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    baby stomping day? Russia will never do something like this. And no I do not promote evil, Russia or not.

    And I am a Russian citizen ok.
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    America has Alaskas oil dields, Pacfic oil fields, Gulf of Mexicos oil fields as well as many others in other countries. The Artic is going to be very difficult to extract oil from and with the upcoming hydrogen society we shouldn't worry much.
     
  17. draqon Banned Banned

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    exactly. thanks to Russian **tch in 1800's Alaska is American now.
     
  18. [a-5] Sex machine, coin operated. Registered Senior Member

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    Hah! Now we know what President Bush's response is going to be.

    *Hides under Desk*

    BRING TEH NOOKZ!!!
     
  19. draqon Banned Banned

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    I doubt it.
     
  20. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    heh nuke the arctic. Well the Inuit will be pissed about the tsunami, frankly archangel, the port city of the motherland will be far more afflicted.
     

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