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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s longtime Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plan to talk Wednesday on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik.
The Russian base was built using new construction technologies as part of Kremlin efforts to bolster the military amid spiraling tensions with the West following Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
Russia has deployed thousands of troops to the Arctic region for training and is expected to field 13 polar icebreakers by 2035. The U.S. has only one working heavy polar icebreaker.
By Shawn Snow