Russia is holding live missile drills and flight missions in the Norwegian and Barents seas at a time when NATO is conducting its largest drill in the region since Cold War.
Russian actions in the Arctic region, especially those involving China's geopolitical rival India, are raising the stakes for commerce and security in the potentially lucrative region.
Moscow's only aircraft-carrier takes part in the largest Russian warship deployment since the Cold War as European naval forces track its route through the English Channel.
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