Archinect - News 2014-10-31T13:17:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/29067369/russia-plans-to-build-frozen-community-1-000-miles-from-north-pole Russia plans to build frozen community 1,000 miles from North Pole Archinect 2011-11-28T14:13:51-05:00 >2011-12-08T12:30:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/da3e52469ce1e1426bdab8fe5a22f054.jpg" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Russia is to build an ultra-modern city on a frozen island deep inside the Arctic Circle - in the Kremlin's latest move to back its claim to vast oil and gas reserves under the polar ice cap. Named Umka, after a popular Soviet polar bear cub cartoon hero, the initial 5,000 residents will live under a vast dome to protect themselves from temperatures sinking below minus 30C in winter.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>