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A criminal case was opened against Lidia Prudovskaya from the town of Mirny in Arkhangelsk region following her anti-war social media posts. Both her two children were summoned to testify against her.
August 01, 2023
"Good-bye my angel, good-bye my warrior," local politician Maria Serebrenikova writes in a social media post about her killed spouse.
July 28, 2023
Harassment, fines, and prosecutions are just some of the tactics authorities use across Russia to silence eco-activists. Whistleblower Aleksandr Peskov was detained for two days for filming at Shiyes, a proposed massive landfill project in Arkhangelsk region for trash from Moscow.
July 27, 2023
Assistance to the “sponsored” republics, payments to the mobilized and their families and the purchase of housing for Ukrainian refugees make up an incomplete list of expenses incurred by Russian regions because of the war in Ukraine. The Barents Observer has calculated that the northern regions earmark hundreds of millions of rubles in their deficit budgets for the “special military operation”.
July 25, 2023
Russia’s Foreign Ministry called on the Finnish Ambassador and delivered a “strong protest” against the “confrontational anti-Russia policy” pursued by Helsinki.
July 06, 2023
"The flight ban for Russian nationals include drone flights," the Supreme Court says in its ruling on Friday. With the decision, the case will be sent back to the district court in Tromsø.
June 30, 2023
The ultra-conservative member of Russia's upper house of parliament has threatened with pointing Russian guns against Finland following its inclusion in NATO. This week, Konstantin Dolgov got the President's Medal for Service to the Motherland.
June 27, 2023
Russian authorities build a so-called 'memorial garden' in Pechenga next to the cemetery that houses many of Hitler's troops killed in the 2WW attack on Murmansk.
June 26, 2023
The Russian Arctic region, whose governor is under international sanctions for abducting Ukrainian children, will this summer bring more than 230 school kids from the occupied town of Primorsk to Russia.
June 14, 2023
Consulates across Europe and Russia are hit by a wave of closure as diplomatic relations worsen.
June 12, 2023
Governor Andrei Chibis pays visit to the Zaporizhzhia region and says Murmansk will provide "all the help needed."
June 06, 2023
The nine diplomats are working for Russian intelligence, according to a statement from the President of Finland.
June 06, 2023
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with the Swedish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister at Luleå air base on May 30.
May 26, 2023
Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Stockholm has pursued a “confrontational course” and orders the closure of Sweden’s Consulate General in St. Petersburg. The Ministry also shows the door to five Swedish diplomats in Russia.
May 25, 2023
The brutal demographic figures for Russia’s Kola Peninsula continue sharp down. The population is nearly halved over the last three decades.
May 15, 2023
The big north Russian region will have to do with a small temporary airport for seven months as the runway of the actual main airport undergoes capital repair. Substitution airport Vaskovo can only handle small-size planes.
May 03, 2023
More than 14 months into Russia's war against Ukraine, the town council of Sør-Varanger Municipality unanimously decides to discard its friendship agreement with the Russian Navy headquarter city Severomorsk.
April 26, 2023
The man was expelled from Norway last year. Coming back to Kirkenes onboard a Russian fishing vessel, the police seized over 18,000 illegal cigarettes.
April 26, 2023
Retaliation, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow argues as they today handed over the list of ten names of Norwegian diplomats unwanted in Russia.
April 26, 2023
Housing rental costs in Finland increased during the first quarter of this year, but to a greater degree in areas outside Greater Helsinki, according to Statistics Finland.
April 20, 2023
The Prosecutor General’s Office in Moscow on Tuesday said the Norwegian non-governmental ecological organization Bellona conducts activities aimed at undermining Russia’s economy and poses a threat to the constitutional order and security.
April 18, 2023
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova comments on Norway's expulsion of 15 intelligence officers
April 14, 2023
The 61 year old woman brought with her two molotov cocktails to the office that drafts young men to war.
April 14, 2023
The international criminal court in The Hague on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Russian dictator Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
March 17, 2023
A court ruling in January placed Olesya Krivtsova (20) under house arrest awaiting a trial that could give her 10 years in jail for sharing an anti-war post on social media.
March 16, 2023

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