Seven activists protesting against the international military exercise Arctic Challenge were arrested for trespassing on Tuesday when they entered one of the airports taking part in the exercise, Swedish Radio’s local channel in Norrbotten reports.
Commander of the Northern Fleet Admiral Vladimir Korolyov has the highest salary of all of Russia’s fleet commanders. He even makes more than the Commander-in-chief of the Navy and the Minister of Defense.
Suspended military contact does not hinder Norway to cash out millions of kroner for safer navigation inside the Northern Fleet’s waters. Seamarks, beacons and buoys will be owned by the navy, according to Per-Einar Fiskebeck and Jarl Tuv with the Norwegian project partner.
The Murmansk Economic Zone was presented as a miracle cure for regional development and as key facility for the Shtokman project. Today, five years on, regional authorities put their faith in the fish industry.
Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.
Nuclear safety projects in the Murmansk region wouldn’t be the same without her contribution. Finnish European Parliament Member Heidi Hautala is today one of 89 Europeans barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine.
Wistleblower Edward Snowden is winner of this year’s recognized Bjørnson Award, but Norwegian authorities are unlikely to guarantee his safe travel to the award ceremony. The former CIA employee should instead be handed over the award in Pechenga, the Russian borderlands to Norway, a Norwegian university lecturer suggests.