I had always thought that Canada claimed ownership of the North Pole, a claim that was now disputed by Russia and even Denmark.
Hell's bells I hope I'm wrong about that because the Russians now have military units there.
RT reporter Roman Kosarev has gone to the top of the world, landing on drifting ice above the Arctic Circle to visit Russia’s Barneo military base and do survival training with a special (Spetznaz) taskforce.
The main reason for setting up a military base on a drifting icefield just dozens of kilometers from the North Pole is to create a unique training environment where elite combat teams can undergo ultimate survival tests in the truly inhumane conditions of Russia’s extreme North.
They're even sending in paratroopers now.
A helpful hint: "I surrender" is literally translated into Russian as "Ja sdajus'."