Re: Fracturing the Pacific

Date:         20 Aug 97 02:38:36 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>> I'd think it much more likely that one or more Russian airports on the
>> Arctic Coast would be upgraded as needed, which would allow the entire
>> Arctic region to be flown under the existing 180 minute rules.

>That would certainly solve the problem, but who would pay for it? Keeping
>runways free of snow year-round in northern Siberia would be expensive.

As I mentioned in another article, Dikson and Tiksi appear to be in
strategic locations from a military standpoint.  The Russian military
may already be paying to keep those runways free of snow throughout
the winter.

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