The sail (tower) from the nuclear powered submarine ”Kursk” has been placed outside the church “Our Saviour on the Water” in Murmansk, where a memorial over sailors who have died in peace time will be raised.
The sail was put in place earlier this week, TV channel Tsentr reports. The unveiling ceremony is planned to take place on Russian Navy’s Day, which is celebrated on the last Sunday of July.
The Northern Fleet submarine “Kursk” sank with 118 sailors in the Barents Sea in 2000. As BarentsObserver reported, in March the sail was found rusting at a scrap metal ground in Murmansk. The discovery created much indignation amongst Russians, and Murmansk Oblast Governor Dmitry Dmitriyenko said he would take personal responsibility for raising of a monument over the sailors on “Kursk”.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.