Thomas Nilsen

Planet earth, and particularly the Arctic, is heating up with average temperatures never seen before for the 11th month in a row.
April 18, 2016
Norwegian and EU citizens can no longer enter or leave Russia at Raja-Jooseppi and Salla.
April 12, 2016
Up 25 percent 1Q 2016 makes Felix Tschudi more optimistic on a possible reopening of Sydvaranger Gruve.
April 07, 2016
Russian migration service claims Lillian Hjorth and Marit Langmyr from the Human Rights Academy in Oslo had wrong visa.
April 06, 2016
Foreign businessmen, journalists and researchers, like the participants in the Calotte Academy, have to drive an extra seven and a half hour detour after Russia and Finland agreed to close Lapland borders for third country citizens.
April 06, 2016
Weekly flights to Simferopol with an Airbus A320 starts on June 7th.
April 05, 2016
Russia has 185 strategic warheads more than limited by the New START agreement. That is nearly the number on-board the Northern fleet’s two Borei-class submarines.
April 04, 2016
Chief of Police at Norway's border checkpoint to Russia, Stein Kristian Hansen, counts less travellers than last year, but there are still many more than before visa-freedom was introduced in the Norwegian-Russian border area.
April 04, 2016
“What the world doesn’t need right now are more remotely located radioactive sources that could be stolen by terrorists and used in dirty-bombs,” says Nuclear Physicist Nils Bøhmer.
March 31, 2016
Norway has decided to convert old “Marjata” for maritime surveillance as NATO claims Russian submarine activities equals Cold War levels. A new giant spy-vessel is soon ready for maiden voyage to the Barents Sea.
March 30, 2016