Atle Staalesen

The Zvezdochka yard outside Arkhangelsk, northern Russia, demands another 6.8 billion ruble for its comprehensive modernization of nuclear submarine «Podmoskovye». The ministry responds with a 3.7 billion suit against the yard.
January 18, 2018
The political opposition is no longer allowed to assemble downtown and leaflets from Aleksey Navalny are confiscated by police.
January 18, 2018
At the same time as the petro-sceptical Liberal Party joins the ruling government coalition, the country’s oil minister announces a record number of new offshore drilling licenses.
January 17, 2018
The «Baltic Winter» spent only about five and a half days on its voyage across the Northern Sea Route. Last year’s ice conditions in the area were favorable, Russian transport authorities say.
January 16, 2018
A record-beating 9,74 million tons of goods was transported on the Russian Arctic route in 2017. That resulted in a very good year for Murmansk and several other northern Russian ports.
January 16, 2018
They are built on the snow and are vital transport arteries across the Arctic tundra. But sometimes people and cars get seriously stuck in the middle of nowhere.
January 15, 2018
Legislators introduce a new set of restrictions against so-called foreign agent media. And the Foreign Ministry calls on the international community to stand up against western democracies and their «total attack on social media»
January 12, 2018
It will be located in the settlement of Amderma and be of importance for security along the Northern Sea Route, says Russian Emergency Minister Vladimir Puchkov.
January 11, 2018
The «Eduard Toll» is the fourth ship now shuttling to and from Russia’s new natural gas terminal in the Arctic.
January 11, 2018
On Christmas eve, someone put Ilya Raskin’s car on fire. The leader of the local Jewish community believes it was a planned act of antisemitism.
January 10, 2018