Olesia Krivtsova

Sergei Goncharov and the Russian Geographical Society over several years cultivated a web of partners in neighbouring Norway. Today, he is unwilling to answer questions about covert recruitment of spies and mapping of Russian exiles in Norway.
May 20, 2024
"I consider this label repressive. But I can say for sure that we will continue to work, whatever they call us," says Daria Poryadina, editor of the exile-Russian news outlet SOTA.
May 17, 2024
Three-star General Aleksandr Lapin is appointed head of the Leningrad Military District.
May 16, 2024
During his visit to the port city of Dalian, Governor of Arkhangelsk Aleksandr Tsybulsky called on Chinese shippers to set course for the Northern Sea Route.
May 16, 2024
A non-profit called the Directorate of Social and Infrastructure Projects is modernizing boiler houses, renovating residential buildings and changing water supply networks in the occupied Ukrainian city. It is all tacitly funded by public money from the Arkhangelsk regional budget.
April 24, 2024
Since the start of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, the military court in Zaozersk, Kola Peninsula, has filed 76 cases against men that refuse to sign contacts with the Armed Forces.
April 17, 2024
The photo of the killed opposition leader is 'extremist material,' a court in the north Russian city decided.
March 15, 2024
On March 6 a city court in Moscow sentenced RusNews journalist Roman Ivanov to seven years in prison for violating the law on fake news about the Russian army.
March 06, 2024
The agreement with the "Defenders of the Fatherland" foundation was signed by Rector Elena Kudryashova with the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NARFU) in Arkhangelsk.
February 09, 2024
Mikhail Avdonin from Arkhangelsk in northern Russia was detained by FSB officers in September 2023. Investigators claim he sneaked into a military unit to set fire to military facilities on instructions from the Freedom of Russia Legion. His parents say that after Mikhail’s arrest the young man was beaten and charged with “attempted terrorist attack” and “preparation for treason”. The Barents Observer spoke with the young man's parents and also learned about possible provocation by the FSB.
January 30, 2024