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The Baltic is their only sea route on their west coast.  Somebody in Russia thinks that is important because they held onto the Kaliningrad Oblast.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Mar 12th, 2013 at 01:36:39 PM EST
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In this respect as well, the Arctic may be the future...

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Mar 12th, 2013 at 02:30:43 PM EST
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I don't dispute it.  

I'm saying it's not an Either/Or situation.  I submit Russia can manage to do two things at the same time.  

:-)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Mar 12th, 2013 at 02:36:06 PM EST
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