Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the board of trustees in the Moscow State University in Moscow, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. At a meeting with students in the Moscow State University Putin said  that Russia should beef up its presence in the Arctic for both economic and military reasons.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Metzel, Presidential Press Service)

Photo by: Mikhail Metzel

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the board of trustees in the Moscow State University in Moscow, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. At a meeting with students in the Moscow State University Putin said that Russia should beef up its presence in the Arctic for both economic and military reasons. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Metzel, Presidential Press Service)