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If you're left without reindeer, there is nothing else

Blog entry by Tatiana Vasilieva | 16 September, 2016 2 comments

“You feed a reindeer and step away - and it suddenly drops dead. Within a day it swells up like a ball ready to burst. We thought the heat was to blame, as they were still in their thick winter coats. A neighbour lost 50 of them.” ...

Open letter to the people of Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 24 August, 2012 23 comments

Dear Russian friends, You may be aware that this morning at approximately 4am, five activists and I scaled the  Prirazlomnaya  oil platform to take peaceful action against Gazprom’s work in the Arctic, to highlight the dangers of...

An urgent call to President Putin to defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of...

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | 14 November, 2012 5 comments

We’re hearing deeply troubling news from Russia today: an ally in the struggle to protect the Arctic and the largest association of Indigenous Peoples of Russia has been ordered by the Russian government to close its doors. >>...

The end of nature?

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald, Greenpeace Denmark | 17 August, 2012 26 comments

It isn’t the first time I’ve been to Usinsk in the very north of Russia, so I shouldn’t be surprised — but once again, I’m shocked. I was here for the first time back in May, where I, together with my colleagues from Greenpeace in...

Our blackened boots expose the truth in the Russian Arctic

Blog entry by Zhenya Belyakova | 10 June, 2013 4 comments

Right now I am in the Russian Arctic as part of a Greenpeace factfinding mission. We are near a town called Pyt'-Yah, in the Khanty-Mansi region of Siberia, which is surrounded by Rosneft oil fields, the largest public oil company in...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 5 June, 2013 2 comments

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

50 shades of Arctic oil thanks to green and progressive Norway?

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia, Arctic Campaigner | 25 April, 2013 5 comments

This morning three Greenpeace polar bears chained themselves to oil barrels in front of Norwegian energy firm Statoil’s office in central Moscow. Holding banners reading “Arctic worth more than oil” and “Arctic not for sale,” our...

LIVE BLOG: New action to stop Russian oil giant Gazprom's oil platform in the Arctic

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 27 August, 2012 40 comments

Sign up to join the campaign . Final Update  - 5 am CET: Their final moment was a picture of determination and they're down - but not out. For five days and nights the crew of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise confronted the...

Arctic Action LIVE!

Blog entry by cleronde | 24 August, 2012 61 comments

>>> UPDATE: New action is under way, read more <<<   Prirazlomnaya. It’s certainly a mouthful, but it’s also the new name – and face – of Arctic destruction today. This giant Russian platform is set to be the first to...

Saving the Arctic and what it’s got to do with Russia

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 13 August, 2012 42 comments

Today marks my third visit to Russia, the last being in 2006 when I had the privilege of meeting President Putin to talk about the freedoms with which NGOs can operate in this country. In a curious turn of events, and some six years...

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