Thomas Nilsen

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
The Foreign Ministry’s bureaucratic accreditation rules hamper cross-border journalism in a period of time when objective information on Russia from western media is more important than ever.
April 25, 2016
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