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Latest News Wires Greenpeace activists storm Russian oil platform

Sitting on the side of an oil platform in the Russian Arctic with enough supplies for several days the activists protest Gazprom's plans to drill in a fragile area, the group says.

By Gabriela BaczynskaReuters / August 24, 2012

Denis Sinyakov/Greenpeace/AP

Six activists from Greenpeace scaled Gazprom's oil platform in the Arctic early on Friday and aimed to stay there to protest against the Russian energy giant's plans to drill in a fragile area, the environmental group said.