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The World Press Freedom Index 2016 ranks Finland on top and Russia as No 148.
April 20, 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
As parliament elections come closer, prosecutors step up inspections of civil society stakeholders, among them independent media and journalist organizations.
April 18, 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
Russian migration service claims Lillian Hjorth and Marit Langmyr from the Human Rights Academy in Oslo had wrong visa.
April 06, 2016
She still has a long way down to her husband, businessman Vasily Kovtun, who in 2015 made only €4.400.
April 06, 2016
Investigative journalists find a link between notorious violinist Sergey Roldugin and a posh hotel and leisure complex in the Republic of Karelia.
April 05, 2016
As political chill and Russian militarization strains east-west relations, the Mayor of Kirkenes, the Norwegian border town, goes to Russian Navy headquarters of Severomorsk to sign a friendship agreement.
April 04, 2016
The Russian organization Glasnost Defense Foundation has appealed against the Ministry of Justice’s decision to label the organization as ‘foreign agent’.
March 30, 2016
Several hundred people went to the streets in the small Karelian town of Olonets in a protest against mounting housing tariffs.
March 21, 2016
Mayor of Severomorsk, the Russian Navy city, says news agency Sever Post has defamed his reputation.
March 18, 2016
Watch carefully next time you cross a Russian street. In 2015, more than 1200 were killed in pedestrian crossings.
March 16, 2016
Russia’s Ministry of Justice has included the UN-related indigenous peoples’ development fund “Batani” in the list of NGO’s declared as foreign agents.
March 15, 2016
Less than a year after the launch, Russian information agency Sputnik closes its websites in all Nordic languages.
March 14, 2016
A court in the Komi Republic decides that independent newsmaker 7x7-journal violated the law when it described a WWII memorial by the slang name commonly used by locals.
March 11, 2016
Petter Karlsson from Sweden today became the first foreigner to win the 1000 km long sled dog race Finnmarksløpet.
March 11, 2016
The Swedish State has appealed the court decision in the Girjas case, where the Sami population of small village in Northern Sweden won a historic case in a long-running battle over land rights.
March 11, 2016
Irina Iskorneva sued local authorities for unreasonable dismissal. And wins the case.
March 09, 2016
The number of Russians traveling abroad for holidays plunged more than 30 percent last year.
March 09, 2016