border protection facilities are to be built in the Arctic, while automated
surveillance systems are to be deployed in the area as part of the Russian
Federation State Border Protection program for 2012-2020, an FSB representative
Russia has officially set a goal of deploying a combined-arms force
by 2020 to protect its political and economic interests in the Arctic,
including military, border, and coast guard units.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in December 2012 that Russia
risks losing its sovereignty by the mid-21st century if it does not
assert its national interests in the Arctic today.