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VILYUCHINSK (Kamchatka Territory), August 16 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has urged the country’s shipbuilders to pay more attention to civilian watercraft orders, especially those which are pertaining to the Arctic shelf.
He expressed this opinion during a meeting on maintaining vessels of the Pacific Fleet abd creation of bases for advanced submarines and surface ships.
Regarding Arctic shelf, rogozin pointed out that he referred not only to gas carriers, but also to complex shelf equipment, such as sophisticated production platforms for the development of the unique potential of the Arctic region.
“Who comes to the Arctic first becomes the master of the 21st century,” the deputy prime minister concluded.