Participants attend an exhibition during the International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, in April 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
Participants attend an exhibition during the International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, in April 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Russia accuses top Arctic scientist Valery Mitko of spying for China

  • Head of Russia’s Arctic Academy of Sciences faces up to 20 years in jail for handing secret information to Chinese special services
  • Allegations highlight competition between Moscow and Beijing despite development of strategic partnership in response to rising tensions with the West

Participants attend an exhibition during the International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, in April 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
Participants attend an exhibition during the International Arctic Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, in April 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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