Thomas Nilsen

Lowest April traffic from Kola Peninsula to Norway since before the Crimea crisis.
May 09, 2018
Strongly criticized by environmental groups, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy announces 56 new blocks in the Barents Sea.
May 09, 2018
How resilient are civilians to hybrid warfare and how to act in crises? A research project will include case studies from four countries vulnerable to hybrid warfare, including Norway.
May 02, 2018
For the second year in a row a giant Russian nuclear powered submarine will sail to the naval parade in St. Petersburg.
April 29, 2018
The floating nuclear power plant «Akademik Lomonosov» now under tow towards Murmansk marks the start of a comprehensive utilization of nuclear energy in the Russian Arctic. New submarines, surface warships, icebreakers, seabed- and onshore mini-reactors as well as nuclear-powered military weapons are all queuing up in record speed. The Barents Observer gives you the overview.
April 27, 2018
Starting in Severomorsk on the Kola Peninsula, the fiber-optic line will provide state-of-the art tele- and data communication to all military bases and installations across the Arctic to Vladivostok.
April 24, 2018
Singer Vladimir Martynenko from Murmansk used to tour neighbouring Scandinavia with Russian ballades about faith and love. He was arrested and spent more than 2 years in Lefortovo after refusing to cooperate with the Federal Security Service.
April 24, 2018
No drilling for Aker BP in 2018 as risk of toxic and flammable hydrogen sulfide in the ground needs to be checked out.
April 24, 2018
Norwegian officials keep silent about the former border inspector’s alleged connections with the military intelligence service.
April 23, 2018
Criminal cases are initiated after FSB and Rosgvardia raided six addresses in the closed navy town of Polyarny.
April 20, 2018