The environmental organization makes a second move against the tanker “Mikhail Ulyanov” as it enters the port of Hamburg.

President Putin warns that public and nongovernmental organizations can be used by Western governments to try to discredit and destabilize Russia.

Eva Biaudet, Finland’s Non Discrimination Ombudsman says to BarentsObserver the rejection of the ratification of ILO Convention No. 169 was a step backwards for the political efforts to strengthen Sami rights.

Four governors from the Russian part of the Barents region have become members of the newly established Arctic Commission.



The Russian presidential administration supports opening the Arctic shelf for private companies. This could open up for Russia’s biggest private oil producer Lukoil.

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has decided not to participate during the military parade at the Red Square and celebration of the 70th anniversary of World War II victory.

Iron-ore miner in Kirkenes has secured finances for another three months period, but warns about closure after June if situation doesn’t improve.

Thousands of small-ship owners around the White Sea dispair as a new federal law restricts free sailing in their home waters.

Tourists will be replaced by soldiers and scientists on the North Pole this spring. Instead of the traditional Barneo ice camp, Russia is about to establish two bases – one for scientists and one for the military.

RAAHE: Development Manager Juha Miikkulainen doesn’t think the current disagreements between EU and Moscow will affect Finland’s plans for Pyhäjoki nuclear power plant where Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is heavily involved.

At an oil price of $60 per barrel, Russia’s only offshore oil-producing field in the Arctic, Prirazlomnaya, is unprofitable even with heavy state support.

Gas production in northern Norwegian waters is steadily making its way. But more discoveries and new infrastructure are needed for the region to become a major supplier to the continent.

A stronger exchange rate for the ruble has brought more Russian customers back to shops in Finland. Some local retailers have reported a sharp rise in sales in recent weeks.

Norway allocates funding to renovate the central war cemetery in Tjøtta, where more than 8000 Soviet prisoners of war who died in German camps in Norway are buried.

Sevmash Shipyard has started construction of “Arkhangelsk”, the latest 4th generation nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine of the Yasen-class.

Anna Kireeva says Bellona Murmansk can not continue to work like before after her organization was placed on the “Foreign Agent” list by Russia’s Ministry of Justice.

Nationalist groups from Finland are boosting their influence in the Republic of Karelia, head of the Russian Security Council says.

The Melkøya LNG plant in 2014 had its best year ever.

“Crimea is ours” – “Crimea is Russia” The slogans on the central square of Arkhangelsk had the same clear messages as similar rallies in most major cities around Russia Wednesday evening.

Government’s Pension Fund Global has bond investments worth NOK 89 million and owns shares worth NOK 1,13bn in Sberbank and NOK 2bn in VTB Bank.

Statoil finds additional resources near the Aasta Hansteen project, few kilometers north of the Arctic Circle.

Amidst Arctic sea ice reaching all-time minimum for late winter, the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources says that Russia plans to establish a floating research station on an ice floe.

Crew members get stressed and limits are pushed when the alarm bell calls for snap combat readiness exercises like the ongoing one with the Northern Fleet. History tells us that submarine accidents happen when tensions are high, says Nils Bøhmer with Bellona.

The snap combat readiness exercise for the Northern Fleet that was initiated on Monday has led to a sharp increase in military activity in the high north. Aircraft and paratroopers are being relocated from other bases in Russia to the Arctic.

Russia will revise its activities in the Arctic, but is not seeking a militarization of the region, leader of Russia’s new Arctic Commission Dmitry Rogozin says.