Atle Staalesen

Russia’s biggest Arctic sea port boosts goods volumes by more than 30 percent in first half of 2016.
August 05, 2016
A new book tells the story about how a popular movement gathered the whole community of Kirkenes in a joint protest against heavy pollution from neighboring Nikel. More than two decades later, the winds still bring poisonous sulphur across the border.
August 04, 2016
Aleksandr Sukhanov runs the site Kompromat29, which reports on regional corruption and economic crimes.
August 03, 2016
The president visits Russian fertilizers producer Acron as the company reaches peak production at its new open pit in Kola Peninsula.
August 02, 2016
In a ceremony headed by Northern Fleet Commander Nikolay Yevmenov, a group of 37 youngsters from Severomorsk formally establishes the first Yunarmiya unit in the Russian North.
August 01, 2016
Video footage from last year’s aquaculture scandal in Murmansk shows fish farmers cutting loose the bottom of a cage net littering the Arctic sea bottom with dead and half-dead fish.
August 01, 2016
Dredgers daily remove 320,000 cubic meters of sea bottom from the Gulf of Ob as local sea port Sabetta is preparing for full-scale launch.
July 29, 2016
A new tourist complex opens the doors for foreigners. It is located next door to Russia’s Arctic Brigade and is funded by the EU.
July 29, 2016
The star players of St. Petersburg football stage a shoot in the Pechora Sea.
July 28, 2016
A plane loaded with icons for the new local cathedral lands in Navy town Severomorsk. Patriarch Kirill will officially open the church house in August.
July 27, 2016