Far northern territories, border areas and closed military towns should be directly subjected to the federal government in Moscow, says a leading member of the group now authoring Russia’s new Constitution.
KIRUNA, Sweden - An ambitious project to transform early childhood education for Sami children in Norway, Finland and Sweden, is getting underway, with authorities in Norway currently selecting the first nine preschools to pilot the project.
Two men in the closed naval town of Polyarny on Russia’s Kola Peninsula were found guilty of extremist activities, but the judge did not agree with the prosecutor who asked for 6- and 6,5-years jail sentence.
It’s time for Norway to abolish sanctions against Russia and instead introduce similar measures against the USA, Finnmark County Council leader Ragnhild Vassvik said during last week’s 2WW commemoration ceremonies.
The toxic smoke that for decades has embraced the borderlands between Russia and Norway might soon vanish. It will help save and restore vulnerable nature. But the local population worries that Nikel will end up as an abandoned ghost town
Is Berg on his way home after almost two years in FSB’s Lefortovo prison? The Russian Foreign Ministry says news about an imminent release of the retired border inspector convicted for espionage is nothing but «insinuation».
«This is really a downscaling of the Barents cooperation,» says Markku Heikkilä about the upcoming foreign ministers meeting in Umeå which is co-arranged with the much larger EU Arctic Forum. Russia's Sergey Lavrov is not coming.
The nearly-monthlong Sámi Parliament elections entered their final week on Monday, and on Tuesday Finland’s national broadcaster Yle published the candidates’ responses to an online election compass. Possible responses to the 20 questions ranged from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”.