More from: Civil society and Media

It is another crackdown on the Russian media, and it will make it even harder for Russian journalists to engage in cooperation with foreign colleagues.
July 05, 2018
Violetta Grudina organised a protest rally ahead of the inauguration of Vladimir Putin. Now comes the reaction from the authorities.
July 04, 2018
Arkhangelsk and Murmansk Oblasts are the part of the Barents region with sharpest drop in population, while both Northern Sweden and Norway get more people.
June 26, 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
We are now looking for a new way forward, which secures our economy and promotes good journalism, Editor of Sør-Varanger Avis Tor Sandø says.
October 14, 2016
The Russian Ministry of Justice puts International human rights society Memorial on the list of Foreign Agents. The decision is unlawful and will be appealed in court, Memorial says.
October 06, 2016
He will spend up to two years in the labor camp of Segezha, the place where Mikhail Khodorkovsky was locked up.
September 30, 2016
An increasingly cash-strapped Russian treasury can no longer afford to pay more than 80 billion ruble to state media.
September 15, 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
Nadezhda Gongeleva takes her case to court after she was dismissed from Karelian newspaper Prizyv.
August 25, 2016
Local authorities fret, while activists go to court for the right to organize a gay parade in town.
August 16, 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
Irina Iskorneva wins another court case against the Pechenga municipality.
May 19, 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