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Norwegian reindeer rile the Russians. Cross-border incident leaves flora in ruins. According to The Barents Observer, a herd of reindeer are at the centre of a claim for damages that has involved both Russian and Norwegian military personnel. The Murmansk-based TV channel TV21reports that the Sami-owned vegetarians wandered across the border last month, eating and trampling vegetation in Pasvik national park in Russia.

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Norwegian reindeer rile the Russians

Published on Tuesday, 9th February, 2010 at 13:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Cross-border incident leaves flora in ruins.

A strolling reindeer
A strolling reindeer
Photo: Alexandre Buisse/Wikimedia Commons


According to The Barents Observer, a herd of reindeer are at the centre of a claim for damages that has involved both Russian and Norwegian military personnel.

The Murmansk-based TV channel TV21reports that the Sami-owned vegetarians wandered across the border last month, eating and trampling vegetation in Pasvik national park in Russia.

Marina Trusova, the park’s Deputy Director, tells TV21 the incident shows the need for the two countries to reach an accord in these types of environmental cases.

The 1949 border agreement makes no provision for procedures or compensation involving reindeer intrusion.

The “intruders” were driven back into Norway in a joint operation by Russian and Norwegian military border guards.



Published on Tuesday, 9th February, 2010 at 13:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: reindeer, sami, russian, russia, norwegian, norway, herders, pasvik, national, park, military, border, guards, personnel.





  
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