Russia's nuclear-powered icebreakers made a total of 435 ship escort operations in the first half of 2023. New industrial projects in the Yenisey Bay now generate growth in Arctic shipping, says nuclear icebreaker operator Atomflot.
As social problems and domestic violence mounted in Russia, Norwegians donated millions to a shelter for Russian children in crisis. Twenty years later, the managers of the north Russian orphanage are accused of involvement in war crimes.
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.