Photo Gallery: The Race to Claim Arctic Riches 09/24/2010
 Russia hosted a conference on the Arctic in Moscow on Sept. 22-23, 2010....
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Russia hosted a conference on the Arctic in Moscow on Sept. 22-23, 2010. During the conference, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delivered a speech about his country’s environmental cleanup plans for northern Siberia. Here, Putin (second from right) is joined by (from left to right) Icelandic President Olafur Ragnar Grimmson, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu.