Friday, July 27, 2007

"The Arctic is Russian,"...

...expedition leader and parliamentary deputy Artur Chilingarov told Russian television. "We are going to be the first to put a flag there, a Russian flag at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, at the very point of the North Pole."

The Akademik Fyodorov research ship, which set sail Tuesday from the northern port of Murmansk, resumed its voyage Thursday after a bad engine forced a day's delay. Joining it is the Rossiya nuclear-powered icebreaker.

Russian scientists aim to find evidence that the North Pole sea bed is geographically linked to Russia and thus part of its territory.

I don't think so, eh?