Dmitry Rogozin
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Dmitry Rogozin: Centers on making decision on the Arctic may leave Moscow

According to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, centers devoted to making decision on issues related to the Arctic must be moved from Moscow to the Arctic.

RIA Novosti quoted Rogozin as saying: "We believe that all centers devoted to making decisions on the Arctic should be moved closer to that area. The Northern Sea Route is a very important issue, an enormous advantage for Russia, and the shortest route from the East to the West. It is our icy Silk Route. Where should decisions on the Northern Sea Route be made? From warm armchairs in Moscow offices, or in Arkhangelsk and other polar cities?"

He said that people involved in the work on the Arctic need to be those who are making decisions on location.