Reindeer pull Russian soldiers across the vast, freezing landscapes of Murmansk.
The men are from the Arctic Motorized brigade of the Northern Fleet .... in training exercises designed to give soldiers a handle on working with reindeer as well as dogs.
Russia is an uneasy Arctic neighbor with the United States, which trains its own ground troops in the Arctic.
Surveyors believe the Arctic seabed could contain hundreds of billions of barrels of oil.
And nations like Russia and U.S. -- each with territorial claims in the Arctic -- are beginning to make their presence felt.