Russia has announced that the North Pole, Santa and all, are really a part of Russia.
It just so happens that the North Pole contains oil, diamonds, gold, and all kinds of valuable stuff that it will give up once Global Warming really kicks in.
However, there is a catch. Using their logic (an undersea shelf connects the land masses) would actually turn Russia into the 10th Province of Canada.
Canada "could say that the Lomonosov ridge is part of the Canadian shelf, which means Russia should in fact belong to Canada, together with the whole of Eurasia", he observed drily.
Santa may soon be announcing "Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva i s Novim Godom" and to all a good night...
Hopefully the U.S. will give them North Pole, N.Y. instead and that expensive theme park that comes with it, or maybe send in the Snow Job.