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Russia´s Ministry of Justice is preparing changes in the Law on Foreign Agents to make it clearer what is meant by “political activity”.
January 22, 2016
Russia´s Security Council calls the economic situation a threat to national security.
January 20, 2016
All the involved countries want this to remain an open channel for east-wast cooperation, leader of the International Barents Secretariat Tomas Hallberg says. He is backed by a new study which concludes that experts engaged in regional working groups seek more cross-border activity.
January 15, 2016
A movement of self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants has spread from the northern town of Kemi to all over Finland. “We have no need for vigilantes like “Soldiers of Odin”, the Government says.
January 15, 2016
A continued fall in oil prices could force Russia to revise its 2016 budget, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warns.
January 14, 2016
A major price increase on basic foodstuff strains Russian family budgets.
January 13, 2016
Novaya Zemlya might not offer comfy living, but salaries on the closed and militarized archipelago are the highest in Arctic Russia.
January 11, 2016
A fire in the local government building takes four victims, among them a representative of the Dudinka city administration.
January 11, 2016
Captain and First Officer missing: Crash site located near the Norwegian border by the lake Akkajaure.
January 08, 2016
On live TV and in the presence of the region’s politicial elite, Arkhangelsk Metropolitan Daniil yesterday wished Russian northerners a Merry Christmas.
January 07, 2016
The average Russian New Year’s table is less full with goodies as a growing number of families are forced to cut their household budgets.
January 05, 2016
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December 30, 2015
This is orchestrated by regional Governor Aleksandr Khudilainen, Petrozavodsk City Mayor Galina Shirshina says as she is forced to leave her post.
December 26, 2015
Warning! The following sentence is unlawful to publish: “Being gay means being brave and confident person, with dignity and self-esteem.”
December 23, 2015
EU prolongs its economic sanctions, the U.S. announces expanded sanctions list and Russia, in return, says it will pool proposals on possible countermeasures.
December 22, 2015
Kiruna’s landmark wooden church will be demolished and relocated so it doesn’t fall into the underground iron-ore mine.
December 17, 2015
The Russian government is assessing a proposed travel ban for all representatives of the state sector.
December 16, 2015
Russian regional leaders continue pay homage to the president, but are no longer able to follow up key presidential decrees.
December 16, 2015
The Arkhangelsk Governor’s gesture is part of the region’s belt-tightening in times of difficult economical situation.
December 11, 2015
Only 45 percent of Russians in a survey support regular rotation of leaders through elections.
December 04, 2015
The two individuals were supposed to be kicked out of Norway and back to Russia but refused and sat down on the borderline between the two countries.
November 27, 2015
Member of Parliament, Kåre Simensen, says it is time to arrange bilateral meetings on high-level with Russia. Our faces have been turned away from each other too long now, he argues.
November 25, 2015
Nongovernmental organisations, including those stamped as Foreign Agents, plan to create union helping each other and being a channel for dialog with Russian authorities.
November 24, 2015
Well-known Barents Press supporter and head of Glasnost Defense Foundation, Alexei Simonov, will appeal Russia’s Justice Ministry’s decision.
November 20, 2015
In Barents Russia, seven groups are already branded as Foreign Agents.
November 19, 2015