Atle Staalesen

"Extract as much as you can," the country's top energy legislator says. But time might be about to run out for new major oil and gas projects on the Russian Arctic shelf.
May 06, 2021
Following a brawl in the regional parliament, opposition leader Oleg Mikhailov challenges Komi Governor Vladimir Uyba to a duel; an open one-on-one debate on public television.
May 04, 2021
The region of Murmansk in 2020 had a more than 1,1 percent drop in its population. But several of the Northern Fleet's closed military towns saw a boost in newcomers.
May 03, 2021
As construction of the Murmansk Transport Hub had come to a full halt, top federal officials assembled for a talk in Moscow.
April 30, 2021
"Dear friends, whatever will happen to me, that must not affect your spirit of protest," the former leader of Aleksei Navalny's regional office in Arkhangelsk said in an address ahead of his arrest.
April 30, 2021
Seventeen shipments with turbine components will be sent to far northern region as construction of Russia's first Arctic wind power farm progresses.
April 29, 2021
Violetta Grudina has experienced attacks, death threats and repeated police detention. And this week someone fired gun shots thought her office window.
April 28, 2021
The French company acquires 10 percent of Arkticheskaya Perevalka, the subsidiary company of Novatek that will operate a natural gas reloading facility on the Barents Sea coast.
April 28, 2021
The regional offices of the Russian opposition leader are forced to close as the Russian General Prosecutor presses extremism charges against the organization.
April 27, 2021
Several of the storage tanks are up to 70 years old and the company has failed to fix a huge number irregularities, inspectors from the Russian environmental control authority say.
April 27, 2021