More from: Civil society and Media

Russian state media regulator Roskomnadzor threatens the world’s leading technology and social media services.
April 19, 2018
Communication and technology regulator Roskomnadzor has started to block access to Telegram for about ten million Russians.
April 17, 2018
The historian and civil rights defender is acquitted on allegations of child pornography.
April 05, 2018
As climate change brings increased international attention to the Arctic, Indigenous filmmakers across the circumpolar countries will have a new resource to help them tell their own stories.
March 14, 2018
It gives us a new solid partner and enables us to reach out to bigger audiences in Norway, says Editor Thomas Nilsen as the newspaper signs a cooperation deal with one of the biggest media houses in the country.
March 04, 2018
Activist Nina Ananina staged a silent protest in front of the Komi government building. She was not allowed to stand there long.
October 24, 2016
Vladimir Putin’s ruling party United Russia got all time low in the latest poll before the Ministry of Justice took action.
September 06, 2016
Environmentalists in the SPOK group has since 1996 worked to protect vulnerable forest land in Karelia. This week, their offices were searched by security agents.
September 06, 2016
Oleg Drozdov with the Yabloko Party in Murmansk runs for a seat in the State Duma, but is not allowed to do street campaigning, gets limited media coverage and zero access to the closed military towns where nearly 100.000 voters live.
August 30, 2016
Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wants the ban on import of foodstuffs from the U.S., EU and other countries to continue to the end of 2017.
May 27, 2016
Aleksey Veller received more than half of the votes in United Russia’s primary elections in Murmansk on Sunday.
May 27, 2016
Refurbishment yes, but not all in the scale proposed before Russia’s current economic crisis.
May 27, 2016
Iceland will continue to follow the EU in its sanctions against Russia, the country’s new Foreign Minister Lilja Alfredsdottir says.
May 25, 2016
The leaders of two Arctic regions are among the ten best paid governors in Russia.
May 20, 2016
The average salary in Russia has fallen to under $450, making Russian labour cheaper than Chinese, Sberbank’s Chief Analyst says.
May 19, 2016
Mayor of Kirkenes, Rune Rafaelsen, hopes Norway’s Minister of Fisheries upcoming visit to St. Petersburg sparks dialog on seafood export to the Russian market.
May 13, 2016
An economic barometer survey found that while trade between Finland and Russia contracted again last year – some companies say they see some light at the end of a rather dismal economic tunnel.
May 11, 2016
Vyacheslav Pavlovsky, who has been Ambassador to Norway for the last six years, has been dismissed from his post.
May 06, 2016
Jobless rates in Murmansk grow to the highest level in more than a decade.
May 05, 2016
As part of preparation for future oil and gas activities, two settlements outside Murmansk will loose their status as closed territories.
May 04, 2016
Because of the economic crisis Russia is going through, the share of income that people spend on foodstuffs has passed 50 percent.
April 20, 2016
The numbers of births in Finland hit a 150-year low in 2015. Tougher times economically can be among the reasons.
April 19, 2016
A special program of five selected short films by Nordic directors is touring Russia.
April 14, 2016
Longstanding regional politician Yegeny Nikora is appointed Deputy Governor of Murmansk Oblast in charge of housing, construction and energy.
April 14, 2016
The new federal science center on the Arctic will house 500 researchers, regional authorities say.
April 11, 2016