If I have this right, a bunch of Greenpeace people tried to board a Russian rig that's drilling right up there the way. The Russians, having diligently reviewed the way the UK authorities handled the Balcombe protests decided to respond in a slightly more forthright manner. Impound the ship, arrest 'em all and charge them with piracy.
I feel the Russian action may well focus the protesting children's minds quite a bit quicker than our fluffy gloved stroking of the Balcombe boys and girls.
I was up in Murmansk on mans boat many years ago, so long ago we had to continually manoeuvre round the sunken remains of war-time convoy vessels as we made our way up the river, and let me tell ya', it was summer and it was cold.
It seems some of the protesters, after their initial jubilation of being arrested and the accompanying publicity, when the possible prospect of fifteen years in a Northern Russian pokey sank in, yogurtless, are now complaining of the cold conditions in their cells. I have news for 'em; winters not there yet children, but when it hits – boy, it's going to get really chilly in your state provided accommodation. I'm betting after the first few days of a Murmansk winter you'll all appreciate the cosy comfort fossil fuels can provide and to hell with the Bottle Nosed Dolphin! It's an area of pristine natural beauty? The hell with that as well – roll the dice and get me warmth!! Now!!
On a final note, if they do go to trial and if they're found guilty and the Judge sentences them to time to be served in an open prison – they shouldn't get overly excited by the term 'open prison'.
Quote; Dave Barry.
"When I heated my home with oil, I used an average of 800 gallons a year. I have found that I can keep comfortably warm for an entire winter with slightly over half that quantity of beer."