According to the investigators, Shambir illegally removed over 42 million rubles (€880.000) from the joint stock company KOMZ (Kandalaksha Developmental Engineering Plant) while serving as General Director at the plant from 2007 to 2009, B-port writes.
According to Shambir himself, the criminal case came as an “expected surprise”. “I heard about the criminal case from the media”, he says to B-port. “I am sorry to notice that this story is taking a political turn, and it is quite obvious where it all is coming from. I would like everything to be settled in court, just to put the matter to rest.”
“I cannot interpret the widely spread information about the accusations against my person in any other way as a continuous campaign of power politics directed against me”, Shambir says in a statement to the press. He has not been informed personally about any criminal charges and continues to work as chairman of the Duma.
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.