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Norwegian freed in Russian-Lithuanian spy swap returns to divided community

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Frode Berg, a Norwegian citizen freed as part of a spy swap between Lithuania and Russia, is home in Kirkenes. The Arctic border town community that shares close ties with its Russian neighbours, however, is reeling from the experience. “We want to promote this region as a region of cooperation, bringing down walls and building bridges,” Marit Jacobsen from the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, which funds projects with Russia, told the …