Thomas Nilsen

Two men in the closed naval town of Polyarny on Russia’s Kola Peninsula were found guilty of extremist activities, but the judge did not agree with the prosecutor who asked for 6- and 6,5-years jail sentence.
January 24, 2020
The new hardliner bishop, with a background from Russia’s Northern Fleet, claims that the Norwegian municipality was given away by unscrupulous officials in 1826 when the borderline treaty was signed.
January 23, 2020
The bi-annual conference ‘The Arctic - Territory of Dialogue’ will not return to Arkhangelsk or any other northern cities in 2021.
January 22, 2020
New for the summer is Bodø with two flights per week directly from Helsinki.
January 20, 2020
Fascinating viewers for hours and days, the Norwegian slow TV concept takes it to the ultimate with the longest ever program starting on January 31st.
January 20, 2020
The growth in travelers from Murmansk to northernmost Finland was more than twice the 2019-growth on the Russian-Norwegian border.
January 20, 2020
On January 15th, the same day as he delivered his resignation, Dmitry Medvedev signed a resolution allocating 127 billion rubles (€1,85 billion) to build a nuclear-powered icebreaker bigger and more powerful than anything that previously has sailed in icy Arctic waters.
January 17, 2020
The rebuilt version of the passenger aircraft Tu-204/214 will be Russia’s equivalent to the U.S. built Boeing P-8 Poseidon that Norway, among others, will deploy for surveillance flights over the Barents- and Norwegian Seas.
January 16, 2020
Russian prime minister submitted his resignations shortly after President Vladimir Putin’s annual state-of-the-nation address on Wednesday.
January 15, 2020
Three of the world’s top five shipping companies and a growing number of consumer goods producers have promised to stay away from Arctic trans-shipment routes.
January 14, 2020

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