Northwest Passage Closer to Reality

Seven Russian icebreakers are ready to keep a cross-polar trade route from Russia to Manitoba open year-long, says Russia's transport minister.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 01/17/2007 12:00 am EST

The Russian and Manitoba governments have emerged as unlikely partners in a push to create maritime and air cargo routes that would cross the Arctic, saving time and money on transporting goods between North America and Asia.

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