The ultra-conservative member of Russia's upper house of parliament has threatened with pointing Russian guns against Finland following its inclusion in NATO. This week, Konstantin Dolgov got the President's Medal for Service to the Motherland.
The Russian General Prosecutor argues that environmentalists undermine the country's expansionist plans in the Arctic and its development of the Northern Sea Route. The WWF is now declared an "undesired organisation."
The floating unit will be based in Ura Guba near Murmansk and serve as reloading hub for Russia's export of liquified natural gas. After four months of towing from the Korean shipyard, the Saam FSU this week reached the Norwegian Sea.
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.