Russia's Frozen Assets

Although the Soviet Union tried occasionally to exploit its Arctic resources, much of Russia's far north has remained a frozen wilderness. It's the realm of the polar bear and the snowy owl. But the melting ice cap has opened up the Russian Arctic for oil exploration and commercial shipping. Daniel Sandford has been to the Taimyr Peninsular to examine how the dash to exploit its untapped wealth might affect one of the last wildernesses on earth.

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Sun 13 Oct 2013 22:30 GMT

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Supermarket shelves

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House of horrors

Red House

The house where the Philippines' forgotten 'comfort women' were held.

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(L) Syrian refugee Moead and BBC correspondent Nikki Fox (R)

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