International arbitration, established with the mediation of the Permanent court of arbitration in the Hague ordered Russia to pay to the Netherlands almost 5.4 million Euro for the detention of the vessel Arctic Sunrise owned by Greenpeace, in 2013.
In particular, EUR 2,46 million recovered from Russia as compensation of the material damage caused was on the ship and 30 activists and journalists, 1,695 million euros in damages to the vessel, the 600 thousand Euro as compensation of intangible detriment of the people from the ship. Another 625 thousand Euro compensation for a share of the Russian Federation in advances for payment of costs of arbitration of the Netherlands, reports news Agency «Interfax».
18 September 2013 Russian authorities detained the ship Arctic Sunrise, sailing under the flag of Netherlands. Then the activists of Greenpeace tried tried to gain a foothold on the oil platform «Prirazlomnaya» in the Pechora sea, protesting against the work of «Gazprom» in the Arctic.
They were initially accused of piracy, then hooliganism. Environmentalists spent nearly two months of custody, then released on bail of 2 million rubles. On 18 December the Russian state Duma approved a draft Amnesty to mark the 20th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, under which the defendants in the case Arctic Sunrise.
While many people in Russia linked to the Greenpeace action at the Prirazlomnaya don’t care about the environment, and an attempt by foreign competitors of Russia in struggle for the Arctic to undermine Moscow’s position in the region.