Atle Staalesen

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.
June 27, 2023
Despite Yevgeny Prigozhin's attempted coup, his mercenary group has not halted its efforts to draft men in Russian regions.
June 26, 2023
Russian authorities build a so-called 'memorial garden' in Pechenga next to the cemetery that houses many of Hitler's troops killed in the 2WW attack on Murmansk.
June 26, 2023
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."
June 23, 2023
Three ships of Russia's new class of minesweepers are being built for Arctic waters.
June 22, 2023
Following reports about huge losses among soldiers from the Russian North, Governor of the Yamal Nenets region strikes deal with the commander of the Wolverine Battalion.
June 22, 2023
The country believes it has a treasure of rare minerals and metals under the seabed of its vast oceans. But environmentalists warn that extraction could bring detrimental damage to marine ecosystems.
June 20, 2023
Vladimir Lyubarsky intends to join a Chechen battalion known for its war crimes and extreme brutality in the onslaught on the neighbouring country.
June 19, 2023
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.
June 19, 2023
Dmitry Vasilets got 2,2 years behind bars for his unwillingness to go to war. The sentence is a violation of his constitutional rights, Memorial argues.
June 16, 2023