The data that Russia is building up its airfield at Franz Josef Land at an accelerated pace was announced on the eve by the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Sulberg. Despite the fact that many took this newsas sensational, it was never a secret.
Back in 1947, the Soviet military and polar explorers erected in the village. Nagurskoye: airbase, frontier post, meteorological complex, and also deployed an air defense system and other objects. In turn, the Americans similarly equipped neighboring Greenland, but on a larger scale, deploying nuclear weapons there in the late 50s. For the USSR, as well as for the USA, the presence in the Arctic was extremely important, as it allowed to detect ballistic missile launches across the north as early as possible.
Unfortunately, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, our northern complex fell into decay. However, we returned to the "zero", and a strategically important place began to transform. In 2006, ships with building materials, a new technique and people. In a short time, infrastructure was restored, old garbage was removed, and later the unique military base “Arctic Shamrock” was erected.
Now the runway is being modernized, which will increase from 2500 to 3500 meters, which will make it possible to accept strategic bombers capable of carrying a nuclear charge. Thus, our country gains control over a vast territory and geopolitical superiority, depriving the United States of the opportunity to send military reinforcements to Norway in the event of a Russian conflict with NATO.
At the same time, the expediency of Donald Trump's purchase of Greenland “disappears” by itself, which the Danes flatly refused to sell, which greatly offended the hegemon. Indeed, from now on this island will be under the gun of the Russians.