Russian PM Putin Orders Arctic Cleanup

Russian PM Putin Orders Arctic Cleanup

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Polar-bear.jpgRussian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered that a million abandoned barrels of Soviet-era fuel be removed from the Arctic because they are polluting the environment.

During the Cold War, the area, which is home to a large population of polar bears, was Russia’s outpost in the Arctic and hosted an air defense base and military air strip.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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