Thomas Nilsen

Norilsk-Nickel, the biggest air-polluter in the Barents Region, gets Russia’s Natural Resources and Environment Ministry’s “Environmental development – Evolution Award” for 2016.
May 11, 2016
Contamination increases as the snow and ice melts along the Izhma River in the Pechora River basin.
May 09, 2016
Two vessels able to break through 1,5 meters thick ice will be delivered by end of 2020.
May 06, 2016
The Soviet Border Guards station located a few hundred meters from the border to Norway was during the early days of the Cold War one of 47 nuke targets in the regions of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Karelia, recently declassified data reveals.
May 03, 2016
Bjørn Frantzen has co-authored a book detailing where to spot the hundreds of bird spices in Varanger and Murmansk regions.
May 03, 2016
The Northern Fleet’s newest multi-purpose submarine “Severodvinsk” fired Russia’s most advanced naval cruise missile from the Barents Sea Saturday morning.
April 30, 2016
“Russia will increase its military forces on its northern and northwestern borders, including build-ups of its Northern fleet, if Sweden joins NATO,” says deputy head of Federation Council’s Committee for Defence and Security Evgeny Serebrennikov.
April 29, 2016
“We upgrade the security at Storskog checkpoint to be better prepared for controlling who enters the country,” says Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen.
April 29, 2016
VIDEO STORY: “The message that Pussy Riot was trying to spread was a legitimate one,” says the Norwegian musician Pål Moddi Knutsen. Denied inside, his translation of the song was recorded on the church steps in Grense Jakobselv.
April 27, 2016
Blames the Independent Barents Observer for reporting about North Pole military drill that triggered Norwegian authorities to implement new flight rules too rigorous to follow.
April 27, 2016