COLD WAR HEATS UP AGAIN: RUSSIA REACTIVATES AIRFIELD AFTER 20 YEARS

Washington Times on December 10, 2013, reported that he U.S. “reset” with Russia just got a lot trickier: An Arctic-area Russian airfield that has been closed for 20 years is being reactivated.

Temp airfield on Kotelny Island went online in 1949…

It officially closed for business two decades ago, although its infrastructure was kept in place so that Russia’s Air Force could use it again. That time is now.

The airfield’s reactivation has been “fast,” according to The Aviationist. It stated that the status change ramped up in October when a transport plane landed there. Over the past year an expedition of 150 people with dozens of vehicles also arrived by sea, the Aviationist reported.

(Comment: there have been other signs of Russian strengthening the military forces especially in the Baltic Sea area in northern Europe).

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