Atle Staalesen

There was a feast in the dining halls of the 200th Motorised Rifle Brigade as army cooks served traditional Kazakh food to mobilised reservists in connection with International Chefs Day.
October 24, 2022
Political leaders in Kirkenes criticize the local Head of Police following her call to close north Norwegian seaports for Russian fishing boats. Norway must not have an 'isolationist policy' towards Russia, they argue in a joint statement.
October 21, 2022
The concert hall in Zapolyarny was packed with mobilised soldiers as the Northern Fleet and the local Youth Committee organised a farewell program.
October 19, 2022
The launch of coal mining at the far northern Taymyr Peninsula was to lead to a boost in exports through the Northern Sea Route. Now, mining company Severnaya Zvezda instead seeks new markets and ways to replace sanctioned technology.
October 18, 2022
"Return home safely," a woman sings in a farewell performance to hundreds of Russian reservists lined up for war. But the singer and her music band hardly reassures the growing number of relatives who say their men are badly equipped, ill-treated and unprepared for battle.
October 14, 2022
A Russian citizen has been detained on the border crossing point of Storskog after police found two drones in his luggage. The detention comes after unidentified drones repeatedly have been spotted near oil and gas installations.
October 13, 2022
Ahead of deployment in Ukraine, mobilized men are sent to training facilities in Pechenga, the Russian border region to Norway. They are told that they are on a "holy mission" against America and its allies.
October 10, 2022
As Moscow prepared annexation of Ukrainian regions, top Russian officials took part in a ceremony on the Soviet "liberation" of the former Finnish town of Alakurtti in 1944.
October 08, 2022
Leader of Arkhangelsk Oblast Aleksandr Tsybulsky argues that social media give an unjust, negative picture of the situation on the front.
October 04, 2022
The new Arctic research station has been moored to a 42 square kilometer big ice floe in remote Arctic waters and is now drifting westwards with the sea-ice.
October 04, 2022