From The Daily Mail via Raw Story.com :
Putin's Arctic invasion: Russia lays claim to the North Pole - and all its gas, oil, and diamonds.
Last updated at 00:37am on 29th June 2007
Russian President Vladimir Putin is making an astonishing bid to grab a vast chunk of the Arctic - so he can tap its vast potential oil, gas and mineral wealth.
His scientists claim an underwater ridge near the North Pole is really part of Russia's continental shelf.
One newspaper printed a map of the "new addition", a triangle five times the size of Britain with twice as much oil as Saudi Arabia.
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