RT released a fresh video showing Russia’s technologically-advanced Northern Clover facility in Yakutia. The facility became operational in 2015 and is manned by 250 troops, supporting military operations on Kotelny Island, one of the New Siberian archipelagos off the Russian northern coast. The Temp military airfield and a high-power radar station are also located in the military base.
The base is designed to defend Russian security and interests in the Arctic. In 2018, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia had “reestablished itself firmly” in the Arctic, adding that the polar region is “extremely important”.
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