Norwegian-wishers, Pussy riot and Arctic hydrocarbons

Our country has always had a lot of enemies who do not feel sorry for her critical comments and derogatory terms. Moreover, they explain it is always concern for the welfare and rights of our people, or at least part of it. But, strange to say, almost all these well-wishers Russians, as it turns out in fact, dreaming, as it were, to profit at the expense of our territory, natural resources or geopolitical features.

That kingdom Norway recently is becoming increasingly unfriendly attitude towards our country. In Oslo today examines the possible introduction of a ban on the entry of citizens of the Russian Federation, the United States Congress included in the so-called "Magnitsky List". It is with such a request the Norwegian parliament appealed to the Foreign Ministry, offering to introduce visa and economic sanctions on the "Magnitsky List". This appeal was signed by four of the seven members of the parliamentary parties, and it is being actively discussed in the Foreign Ministry. Moreover, a significant portion of its representatives is ready to support him. 

Moreover, the Foreign Ministry of Norway is considering the question of whether to initiate a discussion on this topic at the meeting of heads of government of the member Barents Euro-Arctic Council, which will be signed a second "Kirkenes Declaration." Along with the "Magnitsky List" Norwegian party intends to submit for consideration the question of human rights and freedom of speech in Russia. The central theme they’re going to do koschunnits condemnation from "Enraged vagina."

It is noteworthy that in most of Norway in 2011 for a similar action three activists of an informal group of «Fuck for forest», who arranged an orgy in front of the altar in the Cathedral in Oslo, were sentenced to imprisonment and a large fine. But only in recent years by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg was examined 19 subjects Norway claims a violation of their human state agencies.

These episodes had enough fame, and, accordingly, the position of Oslo to protect Russian koschunnits quite slippery, as the Norwegian party runs the risk of being accused of double standards, and justifiably so. So actually for what climb this slippery slope? And in order to try to arrange a public forum on "spanking" Russia, to try to put her ostracism.

It is no secret that Norway has a special claim to the Russian (territorial claims in Antarctica — Queen Maud Land, Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and others. Even signed in 2010, the leaders of the two countries’ agreement on the delimitation of about 175 thousand square meters. Km rich in oil and gas border area, according to some experts, is that a concession on the part of Russia that does not solve the problem.

Today the Arctic became a territory where face political and economic interests of many countries. Norway, a NATO member, is the most active proponent of the strategic interests of the countries of Western Europe and the United States in the Arctic. Her current foreign policy in the region is characterized by a hard line against produced by other coastal Arctic states uses of mineral resources and waters of the Arctic. Norway is a major geopolitical rival in the Arctic, there are definitions of military capabilities, the possibility of large-scale Arctic expeditions, as well as having extensive experience in the offshore production of hydrocarbons in the harsh climatic conditions.

It should be noted that Norway was the first country to list the operational command of the Armed Forces in the Arctic, in the immediate vicinity of a potential conflict over resources of the Arctic region. Simultaneously with the movement of the Operations Command in Arctic Norway bought 48 combat aircraft Lockheed F-35 for Arctic patrols. In addition, our northern neighbor is committed:
— reduce foreign economic and scientific activities on Svalbard, placing it under full national control and management;
— establish unilateral control over the Norwegian archipelago adjacent to the water area and shelf;
— use the ambiguity of interpretation of the Treaty of Paris on February 2, 1920 to take advantage of.

Norwegians developed a program of Northern Development, dubbed "Barents 2020". This plan will be essential to policy in the Arctic regions of Norway. Its purpose is to strengthen the coordinating, leading and guiding role in the development of the Arctic Oslo. Even though some of Norway’s NATO allies sometimes express the rejection of such a policy.

And it is obvious that such endeavors, "the struggle for human rights in Russia" is an excellent rationale for the anti-Russian policy and the exchange rate on the deterioration of relations between our two countries.

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