Russia Update: Vice Premier Rogozin Stages ‘Provocation’ with Landing on Svalbard

April 20, 2015
Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin (3rd from L) at the North Pole on April 19, 2015. Photo by Sergei Mamontov/RIA Novosti

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin, notorious for his hardline views, has created a scandal by landing on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard despite Norwegian sanctions against him.

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