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Vladimir Uiba regularly appears in public with the insignia of the paramilitary group on his jacket. The Komi leader might have been connected with Wagner and its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin for several years.
March 29, 2023
The Migration Service intends to update information about Russia, Helsingin Sanomat reports with reference to the official representative of the service.
January 28, 2023
An appeal court judgment dismisses the ruling by the district court in Tromsø to release Andrey Yakunin. The Russian, British businessman whose father is a Putin ally remains in arrest until November 29.
November 04, 2022
The son of ex-Russian Railways chief Vladimir Yakunin admits he flew a drone at Svalbard but for the public to know the purposes, he now shares insights from the expedition to the Barents Observer.
October 27, 2022
Political leaders in Kirkenes criticize the local Head of Police following her call to close north Norwegian seaports for Russian fishing boats. Norway must not have an 'isolationist policy' towards Russia, they argue in a joint statement.
October 21, 2022
Police in Finnmark on Monday arrested 47-year-old Andrey Yakunin in Hammerfest, accused of flying a drone at Svalbard and possibly at other locations in Norway. This is the fourth time in a week that police makes an arrest on suspicion of illegally flying drones or photographing classified objects north in Norway.
October 19, 2022
For the third time in a week, police in northern Norway have detained Russian citizens for illegal photographing.
October 17, 2022
“We are strengthening facilities for the reception of, and training with, allied forces in northern Norway,” says Defense Minister Bjørn Arild Gram as he presented the 2023 budget at the Army’s border guard camp on the border with Russia.
October 06, 2022
They are friendship towns, but when the priests from the Russian Orthodox Church wanted to learn more about the drinking water facilities, the Mayor of Kirkenes had to put a stop to it.
October 05, 2022
Leader of Arkhangelsk Oblast Aleksandr Tsybulsky argues that social media give an unjust, negative picture of the situation on the front.
October 04, 2022
Recent satellite images show that Russia has deployed four Tu-160 and three Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers north to the Olenegorsk air base on the Kola Peninsula.
October 03, 2022
"All of Yamal is with you," the governor of the far northern Russian region proclaimed as he wished his drafted countrymen farewell. Meanwhile, an indigenous peoples organisation in exile calls on all Russian northerners to sabotage the mobilisation.
September 28, 2022
"The incident in the Baltic Sea gives reason to maintain and strengthen measures to protect the petroleum industry," says Tone Vangen, Director of Norway's Police Directorate’s Emergency Preparedness.
September 28, 2022
Finland will host the defence ministers of Norway and Sweden on Thursday to talk about the “changing security environment” facing the Nordic countries.
August 25, 2022
The special maneuver happened amid the Northern Fleet’s Barents Arctic exercise and shows how Russia can move highly potent missiles from the Baltic Sea to the North without sailing around NATO-controlled Scandinavia.
August 24, 2022
Watch out on August 9th as Russian is to launch a cluster of satellites, including one for Iran aimed to spy at military targets.
August 08, 2022
The flags of Moscow’s two puppet regions, the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, waived in the air as locals from the Pechenga district gathered for the opening of a monument honoring war and bravery in Ukraine.
July 26, 2022
Governor Andrei Chibis takes a more active role in the Ukraine war and promises payment by signing to "Arctic patriots."
July 24, 2022
While Norwegian officials are reluctant to give details, the British Royal Navy now tells how they shadowed the two Russian Northern Fleet submarines "Vepr" and "Severodvinsk" as they made their underwater journey south along the coast of Norway from the Arctic.
July 22, 2022
The "Severodvinsk" sailed Danish waters Tuesday morning en route from the Kola Peninsula to St. Petersburg where the submarine will be on display at the Naval Parade.
July 19, 2022
Russia has lost soldiers from the Northern Fleet’s 140th special purpose detachment in Vidyaevo after the group was hit by Ukrainian defenders in the Kharkiv region.
July 18, 2022
Four passenger aircraft have over the last few days lost GPS signals when flying in Norway’s northeastern region. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, jamming has been registered more than 20 days.
July 09, 2022
The Russian warship has been followed by Norway’s Armed Forces on its voyages southbound from the Barents Sea to the North Sea where it is west of Stavanger Tuesday evening.
July 05, 2022
25 year old sportsman Ivan Fedotov was born in Finland and has a Finnish passport, but that did not prevent the Russian Military Commissariat from detaining him and sending him towards a garrison in the Russian North.
July 04, 2022
A new ad-hoc battalion currently training in the Pechenga valley near Russia's border with Norway consists of reservists, volunteers, soldiers from coastal defense units, military policemen and navy crew members.
July 04, 2022