Russian and Soviet Naval Power and the Arctic from the XVI Century to the Beginning of the Great Patriotic War

@article{Hill2007RussianAS,
  title={Russian and Soviet Naval Power and the Arctic from the XVI Century to the Beginning of the Great Patriotic War},
  author={Alexander Hill},
  journal={The Journal of Slavic Military Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={359 - 392}
}
  • A. Hill
  • Published 5 September 2007
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Slavic Military Studies
After having been Russia's sole outlet for maritime trade with Western Europe in the 17th century, the founding of St Petersburg on the Baltic in 1703 led to a rapid decline in the importance of northern waters and the port and shipbuilding center of Arkhangel'sk in particular. Only after the outbreak of the First World War did the north once more see significant investment in maritime infrastructure and the presence of substantial naval forces associated with the delivery of supplies for… Expand
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