Jul 26, 2007

Jingoistic Geology, Part II

VOA reports: "Russia has launched an expedition to the North Pole aimed at proving that a ridge of arctic seabed thought to contain vast oil and natural gas reserves is an extension of continental Russia." This is a follow-up to Russia's claims that it should, by rights, own the North Pole. Nevermind the existance of an international treaty to the contrary.

Then again, Russia has been having a lot of trouble with treaties lately.


Anonymous said...

nice picture

Klipsi said...

this image was not taken in the Arctic off the coast of Antarctica, in November 2003. I , Klipsi, took that photo. www.klipsi.com . This icebreaker is the Kapitan Khlebnikov.