A trip to Khimki Rock(et) City

Some of my new friends from Moscow took me out urbexing to Khimki, the site of the closest German advance to Moscow in November–December 1941. A memorial marking this in a form of a giant tank trap is located close to an IKEA shopping center. The city is also home to one of the largest … Continue reading

Military cooperation and war over resources in the Arctic

I found this article from The Voice of Russia on my way to Moscow. China starts to get interested in the Arctic too now: “Ottawa is considering the construction of the Royal Canadian Air Force base at Resolute Bay, Nunavut, which is to have a 3,000-metre paved runway to accept heavy cargo aircrafts and ensure … Continue reading