Russia now has a military base at the top of the world – on the remote archipelago of Franz Josef Land.
As global warming increases access to the Arctic region and its rich resources, Russia is expanding its military presence there – making some in the West nervous.
BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford was given rare access to the Russian base, known as Arctic Trefoil.
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