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Dikson

 

an urban-type settlement, the administrative center of Dikson Raion, Taimyr (Dolgan-Nenets) National Okrug, Krasnoiarsk Krai, RSFSR. The settlement is located on Dikson Island and on the shore of Enisei Gulf of the Kara Sea. It is one of the important ports of the Northern Sea Route and is a refueling base of the maritime fleet. Dikson has an airport, a radio-meteorological center, a geophysical observatory, and a fish-processing factory. It is also the site of a museum of local lore and of monuments to N. A. Begichev and the sailors who perished in August 1942 on the icebreaker Sibiriakov in the battle against the fascist German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer.

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Deputy press spokesperson Dikson Gatluak told Sudan Tribune that the movement has learned from a reliable source in the capital, Juba, that the government is preparing for an offensive.
The NSR provides access to such regional ports as Novy Port, near the mouth of the Ob River; Dikson, Dudinka, and Ingarka (towns on the Yenisei that have served as loading points for mineral and timber resources); and Tiksi, at the mouth of the Lena River.
Two pipeline are proposed: a 465-mile line from the field going north to a proposed terminal at Dikson and a second, 248-mile pipeline going south to connect with a Transneft pipeline system.
Two pipelines are proposed: a 465-mile line from the field going north to a proposed terminal at Dikson and a second, 248-mile pipeline going south to connect with a Transneft pipeline system.
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