In a hall packed with people without face masks, the President highlighted problems triggered by the coronavirus. Infrastructure was high on the agenda, and Putin made clear that it is time to build the Northern Latitudinal Passage.
The Russian Geographical Society proposes a series of initiatives for the country's upcoming chairmanship period in the Arctic Council, including a historical circumpolar voyage and a meeting on the North Pole.
On the day that she announced her candidacy in the Murmansk City Council election Violetta Grudina found her office door painted with a swastika and her mail box stuffed with accusations of child abuse.
Atle is journalist and Publisher of the Independent Barents Observer.
In 2002, he founded the Barents Observer. He was editor until 2009 and later worked as journalist and project coordinator for several European cross-border cooperation projects. In late 2015, following a conflict over editorial rights, he re-established the Barents Observer as an independent and non-profit stock company along with the rest of the newspaper crew.
Atle has a degree in Russian studies from the University of Oslo and studied journalism at the Moscow State University.