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Atle Staalesen

Atle Staalesen is BarentsObserver staff writer and Adviser in the Norwegian Barents Secretariat. He has a degree in Russian from the University of Oslo and has studied journalism at the Moscow State University. He has worked with BarentsObserver since its establishment in 2002.

Atle Staalesen is editor of the Barents Review and also responsible for the Barents Secretariat’s Cross Border Cooperation (CBC) activities in Slovakia and Bulgaria, a part of the Norway Grants financial mechanism.

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Content by Atle Staalesen

In a bid to meet consumer demands in European Russia, company sends 3000 tons of frozen Pacific salmon across the Northern Sea Route.

Raw material prices plummet, but Russian mining and metallurgy companies still boost profits.

Raw material prices plummet, but Russian mining and metallurgy companies still make good money.

Raw material prices plummet, but Russian mining and metallurgy companies still make good money.

Chinese sailor Guo Chuan intends to make it from Murmansk to the Bering Strait in 14 days without engine power and pit stops.

Oil companies Gazprom Neft and Eni will lose big money on their offshore projects in the Barents Sea.

The detention of the “Arctic Sunrise” and the arrest of 30 eco-activists following the Greenpeace campaign in the Pechora Sea was illegal and must be compensated, a court in the Hague decides.

A Chinese investment fund acquires 9,9 percent of the Yamal LNG project.

The two countries have together managed the rich fish stocks in the Barents Sea for almost half a century. Now, they again engage in their annual joint marine research expedition.

Norway takes measures as the influx of refugees across its Arctic border to Russia increases.