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Bishop Iakov of Russian Orthodox Church consecrates North Pole
« on: September 27, 2012, 06:50:40 PM »
A Russian Orthodox bishop has placed a 'holy memorial capsule' at the North Pole and consecrated the territory.

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A conservative Moscow think-tank suggested in July that the Arctic Ocean should be renamed the "Russian Ocean" and this week it was announced that MiG-31 supersonic interceptor aircraft will be based in the region by the end of the year.

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, who says exploiting oil and gas reserves in the North is a "strategic priority."

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Re: Bishop Iakov of Russian Orthodox Church consecrates North Pole
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 07:02:06 PM »

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, is a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, who says exploiting oil and gas reserves in the North is a "strategic priority."

Unfortunately, for me as a Canadian who supports my country's claims to Arctic sovereignty (while recognizing the rightful claims of other nations), any comment would be too political outside of Politics. Not going there now.

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Re: Bishop Iakov of Russian Orthodox Church consecrates North Pole
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 08:15:54 PM »
Unfortunately, for me as a Canadian who supports my country's claims to Arctic sovereignty (while recognizing the rightful claims of other nations), any comment would be too political outside of Politics. Not going there now.

+1, just change Canadian to Norwegian.

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Re: Bishop Iakov of Russian Orthodox Church consecrates North Pole
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 08:31:14 PM »
Finally! I've been waiting to see this happen for some time now!
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