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Russia goons at it again lmao

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian explorers dived deep below the North Pole in a submersible on Thursday and planted a national flag on the seabed to stake a symbolic claim to the energy riches of the Arctic which is said to be immensely rich in oil and gasADVERTISEMENTA mechanical arm dropped a specially made rust-proof titanium flag onto the Arctic seabed at a depth of 4,261 meters (13,980 ft), Itar-Tass news agency quoted expedition officials as saying.Russia wants to extend right up to the North Pole the territory it controls in the Arctic, believed to hold vast reserves of untapped oil and natural gas.But Canada shocked at Russia's ambitions and said the expedition was nothing more than a show."This isn't the 15th century. You can't go around the world and just plant flags and say 'We're claiming this territory'," Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay told CTV television.Under international law, the five states with territory inside the Arctic Circle -- Canada, Norway, Russia, the United States and Denmark via its control of Greenland -- have a 320 km (200 mile) economic zone around the north of their coastline.Russia is claiming a larger slice extending as far as the pole because, Moscow says, the Arctic seabed and Siberia are linked by one continental shelf.Soviet and U.S. nuclear submarines have often traveled under the polar icecap, but no one had reached the seabed under the Pole, where depths exceed 4,000 meters (13,100 feet). biggrin.gif

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haha sneaky f*cking russians.reminds me of the south park episode where the japanese claim they got to heaven first and stick a flag on there saying they now own heaven.

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Russia is claiming a larger slice extending as far as the pole because, Moscow says, the Arctic seabed and Siberia are linked by one continental shelf.
seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen

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lol these guys r serious goons big up putin if he buns of the next election and makes himself presdent for life

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Guest I.B.Blackman

PUTIN IS A SUPERDUPERSHOWERFACELENGARIFICHYPERBADDADABBAMAN GOONhis philosophy is so shoIF I DONT LIKE HIM.....JUST KILL HIM

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