Atle Staalesen

Bars and nightclubs are expecting a mass influx of guests as the Nordic country announces a full reopening of society. More than 90 percent of the adult population is now vaccinated.
September 24, 2021
Russian oil companies bid for licenses along Russia's remotest and most vulnerable shores.
September 23, 2021
The 295 meter long ice-class FSRU makes its first voyage to the Arctic.
September 23, 2021
Amid comprehensive fraud from opponents, Oleg Mikhailov won the vote and will represent his Komi Republic in the Russian Parliament.
September 22, 2021
After Russia's warmest-ever summer, the Northern Sea Route is almost ice-free. But only few shipmasters set course for the Arctic shortcut between Europe and Asia
September 21, 2021
The far northern Nenets Autonomous Okrug is the Russian region with the lowest support for the United Russia. Independent observers say the State Duma elections were defamed by falsification and foul.
September 20, 2021
As voters start going to the polls in Russia's State Duma election, the European Parliament adopts one of its strongest-ever condemnations of the Kremlin's anti-democratic and aggressive behavior. The EU assembly calls on Europe to jointly confront the Russian regime and at the same time positively interact with the Russian population.
September 17, 2021
Outgoing Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru says she is happy about the big number of companies eager to drill as part of a new license round.
September 15, 2021
The €10.000 awarded to Aleksei Navalny by the Boris Nemtsov Foundation will be spent on prisoners of conscious, among them Andrei Borovikov from Arkhangelsk.
September 15, 2021
The Norwegian Sámi Association wins the election despite a voter boost for its main rival, the North Calotte People.
September 14, 2021