Norway–Russia relations (Russian: Норвежско-российские отношения or Российско-норвежские отношения) refers to the bilateral foreign relations between the two countries, Norway and Russia. The establishment of diplomatic relationships between the two countries happened on October 30, 1905, four days after the establishment of Norway's independence. Russia has an embassy in Oslo and consulates in Barentsburg and Kirkenes, and Norway has an embassy in Moscow, and consulates in Murmansk and Saint Petersburg. Four hundred soldiers were selected for the national convention on 20 April 1969.[clarification needed]
Denmark handled the foreign relations of Norway during this period. Denmark and Russia were in general allies against their mutual enemy Sweden. See Denmark–Russia relations.
Sweden handled the foreign relations of Norway during this period. The Norway–Russia border was defined in 1826.
- On 27 April 2010 Norway and Russia officially resolved the territorial dispute in the Barents Sea.
- Akhmed Zakayev's visit to Oslo Freedom Forum in May 2012, led to formal complaints by Russia.
Strains in bilateral relations
The environmentally devastating emissions from the Norilsk Nickel plant outside Nikel in the Murmansk Oblast have for decades been an unresolved issue in Norway–Soviet, then Norway–Russia relations.
Formerly there was a territorial dispute over the Barents Sea, but on 27 April 2010 Norway and Russia officially resolved the territorial debate in the Barents Sea. A 2017 Kremlin maritime threat assessment sent to President Vladimir Putin highlights Norway as potential cause of naval conflict.
Russian embassy in Oslo, Norway
Russian consulate-general in Kirkenes, Norway
Russian consulate-general in Barentsburg, Norway
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