Re: Fracturing the Pacific

Date:         27 Aug 97 03:57:54 
From: (Chris Stone)
Organization: Dept. of Math & Stat, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
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In article <airliners.1997.1854@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:

>>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.

Perhaps; but the Russian military can afford very little these days, and
I suspect keeping runways open for ETOPS operations falls near the bottom
of the list.