More from: Civil society and Media

Legislators introduce a new set of restrictions against so-called foreign agent media. And the Foreign Ministry calls on the international community to stand up against western democracies and their «total attack on social media»
January 12, 2018
Ten residents of Sosnogorsk, Komi Republic, held a picket, demanding better life in the region and protesting against the latest decisions of the Komi head Sergey Gaplikov. They joined the week of protest, initiated by the Save Pechora environmental group.
December 31, 2017
There are no signs of pornography in the pictures confiscated by police in the civil rights defender’s apartment, a new expert evaluation concludes.
December 26, 2017
The solitary picket of Tatiana Ivanova in front of the regional government building lasted only 15 minutes.
December 19, 2017
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
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
The regions should be ranked according to their level of patriotism, a new initiative from the Federation Council proposes.
April 11, 2016
Journalists find more corrupt practices in relations between Norwegian fertilizer company Yara and business partners in Kola Peninsula.
April 07, 2016
She still has a long way down to her husband, businessman Vasily Kovtun, who in 2015 made only €4.400.
April 06, 2016