RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (Nov. 22) attended, via videoconference, his country’s Russia's Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and the launch of two nuclear-powered icebreakers that will ensure navigation in the Western Arctic.
The ceremony was hels in the former capital St. Petersburg, in northern Russia.
Putin said the importance of the Northern Sea Route will increase manifold and the development of northern regions will support Russia's future to a significant degree, according to TASS News Agency.
The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world
Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know
Read The Sun: www.thesun.co.uk
Like The Sun on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesun/
Follow The Sun on Twitter: twitter.com/TheSun
Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139