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

Major General Rune Jakobsen takes over as commander of the Norwegian Head Quarters.

Falling demands make the airline Norwegian give up flights from Oslo to Saint Petersburg after nearly ten years in service.

The five nations with polar bear populations have committed to a 10-year plan that aims to protect and manage polar bears and their habitat.

Wistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden accepted the Bjørnson Award via a live video link from Russia.

The Chinese manufacturing company Poly Technologies will take part in construction of a railroad from the White Sea to the Urals through Komi.

Arctic sea ice was melting faster than usual in August. This year’s minimum sea ice extent is likely to be the third or fourth lowest in the satellite record. 

The Faroese economy benefits greatly from its monopoly of the Russian salmon market. The islands’ biggest marine produce company, Bakkafrost, has seen its stock surge about 100 percent over the past year, including re-invested dividends.

The cuts in state funding are connected both to the increasing monopolization of the sector and to the difficult economic situation, Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy said.

The center will be conducting meteorological research, Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy says. 

The crew for Russia´s first floating nuclear power station started their training in Saint Petersburg today.