Atle Staalesen

Last year's early freeze triggered a critical situation with more than 20 vessels stuck in thick ice. This year, the shipping conditions in Russian Arctic waters might be even worse.
November 15, 2022
During his visit to the garrison of Russia's Arctic Brigade in Alakurtti, the ultra-conservative Metropolitan Mitrofan of Murmansk underlined that Russian warriors now are fighting against the "Prince of Darkness" and warned against apocalypse.
November 11, 2022
Environmental organizations rejoice as the Norwegian oil company and its partners announce postponement of an investment decision on oil project Wisting.
November 10, 2022
Mobilised men from the far northern Russian border town say they are abandoned along the frontline in Ukraine without food and equipment.
November 09, 2022
Ahead of COP27 climate talks in Egypt, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre makes clear that national emissions will be cut at least 55 percent by year 2030. At the same time, the Nordic country increases its natural gas extraction to a historically high level and prepares for more oil drilling in the Arctic.
November 07, 2022
The 255 meter long "Xin Guang Hua" has delivered a key industrial module for the LNG Construction Center in Belokamenka. Chinese construction yards continue cooperation with Russia in the Arctic, a company representative underlines.
November 01, 2022
Blocked for the second time: According to the state attorney in Moscow, the Norwegian newspaper publishes "false news about terrorism" and seeks to "destabilise the political situation in Russia."
October 31, 2022
The Lovozero Ore Processing Plant in the Kola Peninsula is now on state hands.
October 28, 2022
With export corridors under pressure, Russia should look towards the Northern Sea Route, Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Novak says.
October 26, 2022
Russian mining company Nornickel says it intends to acquire new equipment from "friendly countries."
October 25, 2022