Territorial Waters in the Arctic: The Soviet Position
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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The Soviet Union maintains that its territorial waters, including those in the Arctic, extend 12 n mi from its coastline. It has also declared a sector claim which Soviet jurists have unofficially interpreted to mean that the USSR also claims the airspace above the sector as well as the ice islands, the ice pack, and the waters between the Arctic Basin islands and between the islands and the mainland. These claims may become troublesome with the advent of surface-effect vehicles and submarine transports that will permit regular Arctic navigation.
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