The situation is a tricky one. For now, the Federal Migration Service has issued the foreign nationals from the Arctic Sunrise crew with a temporary registration in St. Petersburg. Officially, they are under no supervision. However, they are unable to leave the county at this time.
Denis Sinyakov / Lenta.ru
On November 28, 2013, the last arrested crew member of the Arctic Sunrise, radio operator Colin Russell, was released from custody. The other 29 Greenpeace activists arrested after their vessel was seized by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the Pechora Sea had been freed a few days earlier. Reunited, the whole team celebrated the moment.