Strategic bombers of Russian Air Force make flights over Pacific Ocean, Sea of JapanMilitary & Defense August 24, 6:59
UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
UNITED NATIONS, August 20 (Itar-Tass) Russia has submitted its application to the United Nations to enlarge its 200-mile economic zone by adding a part of the continental shelf in the Sea of Okhotsk, Deputy Natural Resources Minister Denis Khramov told Itar-Tass.
"We have submitted an application for a part of the continental shelf in the Sea of Okhotsk," he said.
The application was officially presented on Friday at the meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. Materials were presented to substantiate the viewpoint geophysically and cartographically, the deputy minister said.
A special sub-commission is formed to consider the application. "We will prove our viewpoint and present appropriate evidence to the sub-commission if they have questions. After that, it prepares its conclusion that will be presented to the Commission on the Continental Shelf," Khramov said.
Usually consideration of such applications takes a year. "But we can hope it will be faster," he noted.
The commission is expected to take a final decision at a plenary meeting in the first half of 2014.