Thomas Nilsen

72-hours visa-freedom and new multi-million cruise port are of little help. Murmansk gets only half the number of port calls this season compared with 2015.
February 07, 2018
Despite recent sabre-rattling, both the United States and Russia have met the limits set for the nuclear arsenal under the New START Treaty, which enters force today.
February 05, 2018
Starting in Norway, the voyages to Franz Josef Land have to make port calls in Murmansk both in and out of Russian waters.
February 05, 2018
First meeting between Russian and Norwegian defense ministries since 2013.
February 04, 2018
When a training missile exploded in the silo, Captain Igor Grishkov immediately dived his enormous Typhoon submarine to flush away burning rocket fuel before the other nuclear weapon-tipped missiles were set on fire.
February 03, 2018
Russian authorities are known for troubling with LGBT communities, but this is first time meteorology is used to put an end to a parade.
February 03, 2018
21,880 crossings at the Russian-Norwegian border, up 6% compared with January last year.
February 02, 2018
Russian Embassy in Oslo hits back on accusations and says facilitating for cooperation is more important than demonizing.
February 01, 2018
Journalists could be contacted by intelligence officers and used to covertly impact public debate and political decisions, according to the Police Security Service (PST).
January 31, 2018
While four million elderly Russians live below the poverty line, the country’s pension fund pays for Rosatom-backed nuclear plant in northern-Finland. «Deeply unfair,» says Oleg Bodrov from the closed town of Sosnovy Bor near St. Petersburg.
January 29, 2018