Russia Chooses ‘Soft’ Approach to the Arctic

Recent initiatives in the Arctic Council show that Arctic nations have chosen business as a universal language of rapprochement. Russia’s limited military presence should be viewed as an opportunity to build a safer economic environment without prejudicing the security of anyone.

2014.02.20 - Russia Chooses ‘Soft’ Approach to the Arctic

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Prirazlomnaya Platform Greenpeace Incident

During last month (September 18), Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise approached the Prirazlomnaya offshore oil drilling platform and Greenpeace activists onboard the vessel attempted to board the facility. Their aim was to protest onboard the Prirazlomnaya platform in order to draw attention to the issue of the expansion of oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean. Their efforts were stopped by the border guards and their vessel was taken in tow to Murmansk port.  A total of 30 crewmembers were detained.

2013.10.07 - Prirazlomnaya Platform Greenpeace Incident

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