Russia's Arctic Soldiers May Be Rewarded With Free Homes in Crimea

March 17, 2015 10:20 AM

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Russia's Arctic Soldiers May Be Rewarded With Free Homes in Crimea

Russian soldiers who serve in the rough and inhospitable Arctic could be compensated by the state with real estate in Crimea, or other desirable locations in southern Russia, a Defense Ministry official said Thursday.

Russia is pursuing a major military expansion in the Arctic that aims to reoccupy abandoned Soviet positions and assert Russia's territorial claims in the resource-rich North.

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