Saturday, August 11, 2007

Flags and Flagmen

As predicted here, the Arctic land grab is kicking off. Cool Canada and doughty Denmark are clearly very annoyed by the Russian action and are coming up with their own strategies. Watch this (icy) space, I say. Meanwhile, it's interesting to learn (as mentioned in that link) that the Russians have flags on the moon too. They got them there first, in 1959, when Luna 2 contrived to scatter Soviet pennants over the lunar surface. All this flag-planting - simultaneously quaint and frightening - rather like Russia, I suppose...


  1. someone should tell them there ain't no land.

  2. Have you noticed whenever Russia plants a flag, it's never a human who does it. Always mechanical arms and what have you.

  3. Sour grapes - it was a nifty ploy of ours.