The charges against Ivan Moseev are high treason and incitement of ethnic hatred. The case files read that Moseev have been used by Norwegian secret service to destabilize the social-political situation in Arkhangelsk.
The court case was postponed two weeks ago because of Moseev’s treatment in hospital. He is now out of hospital and the court will start proceedings Wednesday morning 10 am.
The Moseev-case has triggered massive media-attention in both Norway and Russia after BarentsObserver first reported about the up-coming court hearings two weeks ago. A Norwegian foreign ministry spokesman told BarentsObserver that the case causes concern.
In addition to claiming Ivan Moseev worked with support from Norwegian secret service, the case files read: “With support from foreign networks Moseev has been carrying out activities aiming at making federal Russian authorities recognize the Pomors as an indigenous minority of the North and including their territory of residence under the jurisdiction of international law, which can lead to a violation of Russia’s territorial integrity.
Moseev has for years been promoting the cultural and historical links between people living in Russia’s White Sea region and the people in the town of Vardø in northeastern Norway.
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.