Greenpeace’s vessel «Arctic Sunrise» has been released after nearly nine months of detention in Murmansk, following the organization’s demonstration against Arctic drilling in the Pechora Sea last fall.
Russia is increasing its presence on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. In course of the last two years the number of inhabitants in the Russian settlement of Barentsburg has gone up with more than 27 percent.
ARKHANGELSK: A group of Norwegian, Russian researchers, business people and officials sail out from the White Sea Tuesday towards the Northern Sea Route to mark the anniversary of the August 1913 expedition of Fridtjof Nansen to Siberia.
SALEKHARD: The participants in the 3rd International Arctic Forum were met by this year’s first blizzard when they arrived in Salekhard today. Scientists, politicians and decision makers from all Arctic countries have gathered in the town on the Arctic Circle.