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BLOG: Canada, Russia And The North Pole

“We do not give up the North Pole. Canada’s claims to the North Pole are no more than ambition,” declared Russian polar explorer and scientist Artur Chilingarov on December 11, whom President Vladimir Putin named a “Hero of Russia” after he famously planted his country’s flag on the seabed underneath the North Pole in 2007.