Russia won't give away North Pole - official

December 12, 2013 RBTH, Interfax
Russia will not give the North Pole to countries, which have claimed their rights to it, polar explorer, Federation Council member Artur Chilingarov said.

Russia will not give the North Pole to countries, which have claimed their rights to it, polar explorer, Federation Council member Artur Chilingarov said.

"We will not give the North Pole to anyone. Canada's claims for the North Pole are nothing but an ambition," he said at a Tula meeting dedicated to the Constitution Day on Thursday.

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said that his country had filed an appeal with the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf to declare its claims for the area containing the North Pole.

Chilingarov is the Special Representative of the Russian President for International Cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctica and a Federation Council member representing the Tula region.

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