Thomas Nilsen

Sluggish progress and massive budget overrun have characterised the four years that have past since Rosatomflot gave go-ahead for the first Lider-class nuclear powered icebreaker.
April 22, 2024
No deal on joint Arctic navy exercises, but Russia and China agree on search and rescue cooperation on the world’s oceans.
April 22, 2024
Floodwaters in Tomsk region threatens to submerge the river banks in Seversk where highly radioactive liquid waste from the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program for decades were injected into two unprotected underground reservoirs.
April 15, 2024
State Secretary Eivind Vad Petersson with the Foreign Ministry in Oslo does not want to exclude that better relations with Russia could come. Meanwhile, the agreement stipulating visa-free travel continues for the 30-kilometers zone in Pechenga which is home to two of the most brutal brigades the Kremlin has sent to the war against Ukraine.
April 09, 2024
The Finnish flag carrier starts flying to the Norwegian Barents Sea destination in next year’s summer program.
April 09, 2024
The Norwegian Army will expand from one to three brigades, of which two will be in northern Norway.
April 05, 2024
"Absolutely," Andrey Yakunin replies when asked by the Barents Observer whether he will use drone next time on adventure in northern Norway and Svalbard.
April 05, 2024
"Around 10 am today two F-35 were scrambled from Evenes to identify Russian aircraft," says spokesperson Jonny Karlsen with the Norwegian Joint Headquarters.
April 03, 2024
Ildar Neverov, the leader of state-owned company Arktikugol, made the announcement about a direct sea route from mainland Russia to Svalbard at a seminar at the Humanitarian University in Moscow earlier this week.
April 03, 2024
The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) underlines that the levels of Iodine-131 measured pose no harm to humans nor the environment.
April 03, 2024

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