Despite hard talks about the strengthening of the Russian navy, the entire fleet of nine ballistic missile submarines only sailed five deterrent patrols in 2012, according to a report from the Federation of American Scientists.
This photo of the Russian strategic bomber with tail number 21 is taken from an NATO scrambled F-16 outside Norwegian airspace. On February 26 things could have gone really bad, when a fire broke out as the very same plane was taxing for takeoff.
Heavily armed forces guard the weapon-grade uranium from terrorists before departure, but such potentially deadly cargo can continue to be shipped northbound towards Murmansk when Norway’s radiation watchdog is sleeping.
After having been on the verge of bankruptcy, the Northland Resources now confirms that it has the funding needed for continued development of the great Kaunisvaara iron mine project in northern Sweden.
In a rapidly changing Arctic, the region's indigenous people are standing at the forefront of climate change and resource development – a situation that's putting them increasingly in the international spotlight and raising questions about their role in Arctic policy making.
10 Barents Spektakel festivals in a row in Kirkenes calls for a one year festival break for the organizers in the art curator group "Pikene på Broen". The next festival will probably be held in the winter of 2015.
The number of Russian organizations listed as “foreign agents” is growing rapidly and might soon include also sociological polling centers, research institutes and others receiving support from abroad.