December 16, 2022, 19:24 – Public News Service – OSN
The development of the Northern Sea Route and the development of the northern territories is a priority in the development and improvement of modern Russia.
The Northern Sea Route is over 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 kilometers) long and connects the Barents Sea and the Bering Strait. In fact, this is the shortest route between Europe and Asia and the shortest sea route between the Far East and the West of the Russian Federation.
It also has strategic importance and is very upsetting for Western partners. About why this is so and what prospects the Northern Sea Route has, Correspondent of the Public News Service told former commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov.
In his opinion, the fact that not everyone likes the Northern Sea Route is the norm. He clarified that few people like Russia as a whole today.
As for the Northern Sea Route, here, according to Komoyedov, the main thing is that this route is shorter, and therefore faster.
“We need to have a very strong and powerful icebreaker fleet. What we are aiming for”
“If it’s faster, then the turnover is completely different, it’s cheaper at some points, but the cost part here is pretty decent. It is necessary to have a very strong and powerful icebreaking fleet. This is what we are aiming for,” the specialist said.
Treasures of the North
“Deposits of minerals under the thickness of the ice of the Arctic Ocean are colossal. It is also necessary to master this thickness. But so far, however, only the military is doing this with the help of nuclear submarines and ships. But it is also necessary to develop mining in these harsh conditions, ”the expert specified.
Vladimir Komoyedov also drew attention to the security of the area.
“There is a wave, but there is no unrest”
“There is practically no unrest there. There is a wave, but there is no unrest. You can find many positive qualities in the SevMorPuti,” the source said.
East is a delicate matter
The former commander of the Black Sea Fleet recalled the Silk Road, the Way from the Varangians to the Greeks, and stressed that the East, which dominates today in all matters, is eager to get Western partners.
“In general, with the sea, the ocean, including the Arctic, one must address “You”
“China, India, Korea and Japan, everyone needs the results of their economies. Their delivery and supply can be obtained quickly and tolerably through the Northern Sea Route, but it still needs to be mastered, especially along the coast. In general, with the sea, the ocean, including the Arctic, it is necessary to refer to “You”, ”Komoedov said.
Benefit and papanins
According to the admiral, the Arctic Ocean holds many surprises, so he called for strengthening and developing a monitoring system for it.
“I am not an economist, but I know that there is a benefit there”
“Not only space, but also a coastal surveillance system, necessarily air support, these are airplanes and helicopters, maybe even special designs capable of landing on ice. To do this, you need high-quality support, remember the Papaninites. I am not an economist, but I know that there is a benefit there, ”the interlocutor of the DOS assured.
Interests of the West
“The United States has been and remains the dominant force along with its henchmen Canada, Scandinavia, who are striving to enter NATO by any means, but taking the NSR away from them is a bit short,” he is sure.
Komoyedov believes that the North Pole should be developed very seriously, so that “if someone sneezed in Norway, we would have heard it in Anadyr.”