Greenpeace Action Against Gazprom’s Arctic Drilling

Five Greenpeace International activists attempt to climb the ‘Prirazlomnaya’, an oil platform operated by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom in Russia’s Pechora Sea; to stop it from becoming the first to produce oil from the ice-filled waters of the Arctic.


The Greenpeace International ship, Arctic Sunrise approaches the ‘Prirazlomnaya’ oil rig. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


At 4.30 am five Greenpeace International activists attempt to climb the ‘Prirazlomnaya’, an oil platform. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


The platform is operated by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom in Russia’s Pechora Sea; to stop it from becoming the first to produce oil from the ice-filled waters of the Arctic. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


An activist attempts to climb the platform. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


An activist is sprayed by a water canon, operated by ‘Prirazlomnaya’ oil platform workers. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


A Russian Coast guard officer is seen pointing a gun at a Greenpeace International activist. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


A Russian Coast guard officer is seen pointing a knife at a Greenpeace International activist. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)


A Russian Coast Guard vessel fires a warning shot, a disproportionate use of force was used by the Russian authorities following an attempt by five Greenpeace International activists to climb the ‘Prirazlomnaya’, an oil platform. (Denis Sinyakov / Greenpeace)

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