Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with activists of the United Russia party outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will expand its presence in the Arctic and restore a Soviet-era military base there. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

Photo by: Mikhail Klimentyev

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with activists of the United Russia party outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will expand its presence in the Arctic and restore a Soviet-era military base there. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)