Trude Pettersen

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Trude Pettersen worked for the Norwegian Barents Secretariat from 2008 - 2016 as the assistant editor of BarentsObserver. Trude graduated from the University of Tromsø in 2000 with a MA degree in Russian. She has also studied International Politics and Russia and Eastern Europe Area Studies. 

Content by Trude Pettersen

Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority and Rosatom have signed a set of joint notification procedures in case of nuclear incidents.

Russia’s leading party United Russia won 79 of 144 seats in local elections on the Kola Peninsula. 

Finland’s Interior Minister announces measures to step up controls on the country’s Lapland border to Sweden and set up refugee reception centers in the region.

Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara halts development of its Sokli phosphorus mining project in Finnish Lapland on the border to Russia.

Norwegian authorities plan to open a refugee reception center in Kirkenes for asylum seekers entering the country via Russia.

Keflavik Air Base outside Reykjavik could once again become base for U.S. military, nearly ten years after the last forces left the country.

Tromsø International Film Festival tours Russia with a unique concert production of the 1927 Soviet silent film Bed and Sofa.

The U.S. Coast Guard vessel Healy became the first U.S. surface ship to reach the North Pole unaccompanied. 

As Russia is boosting its military presence in the Arctic, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the north, using both Canadian and Norwegian resources.

Russian scientists are disappointed that a planned Norwegian-Russian polar bear inventory was cancelled because of lack of good will from Russian authorities.