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

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