posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 06:45 AM
Friday, August 24, 2007. Soil Sample Backs Up Pole Claim
"Less than a month after sending a high-profile expedition to the North Pole, a state-run research institute claimed Thursday to have proof that a
large chunk of the Arctic belongs to Russia, although the statement was met by skepticism from foreign scientists.
"We obtained enough material to demonstrate that the Lomonosov Ridge ... is an extension of the continental margin," said Viktor Posyolov, deputy
head of the Institute of World Ocean Geology, Interfax reported..."
Dunno what the recent Moscow Times article solves or attempts to solve but I feel this is going to drag-on for long while as to what Country controls
I'd suggest more recent volcanic activity crossing into one's known territory does NOT make a valid claim to any more area, just ownership of more
mass, volcanic mass of the same area.