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Russia unveils floating power plant dubbed 'nuclear Titanic' by critics

The world’s first floating nuclear power plant is taking on fuel and gearing up for its inaugural mission in the Russian Arctic, despite misgivings among some who have dubbed it a “nuclear Titanic.” 616 more words

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Russia launches floating nuclear plant meant to power up Arctic outposts -- Greenpeace: "Chernobyl on ice"

Russia has launched a controversial floating nuclear power plant to supply far-flung Arctic outposts with energy.

The Akademik Lomonosov vessel left its shipyard in St Petersburg on Saturday for its maiden voyage. 236 more words

Navalny supporters rounded up in Murmansk

by Sarah Hurst

Several supporters of Alexei Navalny were detained yesterday and today in Murmansk, and one has already been put on trial. Yuri Fomin, who organised the January 28 protest in the city against Vladimir Putin’s rigged re-election, has been sentenced to five days in prison. 68 more words

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The magic light of the Great North - Travel Tip

There is an old saying that goes: “amateur photographers talk about gear, professional photographers talk about composition, but great photographers talk about light.” I don’t consider myself a great photographer, but today I want to talk about… 753 more words

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Good start to a new year

It’s been a busy couple of months for me, but they’ve been good ones. I have a major project coming up, of which more in the next blog. 270 more words