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Severomorsk, hometown of Russia’s Northern Fleet has signed an agreement on partnership with Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic.
March 04, 2016
Aleksey Veller has submitted his candidacy for the upcoming State Duma elections.
March 03, 2016
A quiet commemoration of the killed politician was held in downtown Murmansk.
February 28, 2016
A newly established airliner plans to start commercial flights between Northern Norway and Russia.
February 26, 2016
An intentionally triggered avalanche came out of control and hit apartment buildings in the poplar ski resort on the Kola Peninsula.
February 24, 2016
Daily Krasnoye Znamya Severa was closely associated with Vyacheslav Gaizer, the disgraced former leader of the Komi Republic.
February 23, 2016
Local authorities say «no» to a public commemoration of the politician shot dead in 2015.
February 23, 2016
There is a strong increase in the number of crackdowns on Russian internet media, a new report from human rights group Agora says. In Murmansk, the number of cases in 2015 doubled, while Komi Republic is the north Russian region with the highest level of censorship.
February 19, 2016
Combined houses for livestock and people used to be the most common building style along the Varanger Fjord in Finnmark. Two researchers went to Karelia in Russia to track the origins of the style.
February 19, 2016
After having received a reprimand from President Putin, Governor of Karelia Aleksander Khudalainen, dismissed his whole government.
February 18, 2016
He has failed to follow up a program on resettlement of people from dilapidated housing, the President says.
February 17, 2016
Artists, musicians, journalists and government representatives gather in the border town of Kirkenes for the Barents Spektakel festival 2016. See what is going on.
February 12, 2016
We disagree about Ukraine, but agree about the need for good cross-border neighborly relations, Foreign Minister Børge Brende says as he visits Kirkenes, the Norwegian border town.
February 10, 2016
“Cooperation with Northwest-Russia remains highly important. The new programme is a tangible sign of just how important,” says Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
February 09, 2016
The Barents winter festival is ready to rock the Norwegian-Russian borderland with a mix of contemporary arts, music and political debate. «Get prepared to cross borders», says festival director Andreas Hoffmann.
February 09, 2016
They were only a handful of people. But the message was clear: Imprisoned activist Ildar Dadin must be released.
February 08, 2016
If you live in Arkhangelsk, the Soviet despot could soon come to a pedestal near you.
February 05, 2016
Valery Yarantsev, known in Norway for the “Elektron-case” in 2005, is ready to go to sea again.
February 05, 2016
The Sami population of the village of Girjas in Northern Sweden has won a historic case against the state in a long-running battle over land rights.
February 03, 2016
Russia’s Ministry of Culture wants to open Murmansk and Arkhangelsk ports for 72-hours visa-free visits for passengers of cruise lines.
February 02, 2016
She was charged for economic mismanagement, suspended from her job and subjected to travel restrictions. Now, all charges are revoked and Kudryasheva is re-appointed Rector of the Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk.
January 29, 2016
An organization supporting indigenous peoples in Russia’s northern regions has been fined 300,000 rubles for failing to register as foreign agent.
January 28, 2016
As inflation reached new heights last year, Russians saw their real wages decline by 9.5 percent compared to 2014.
January 27, 2016
Never before has so many countrymen from Ukraine moved to our region, authorities in Murmansk say.
January 26, 2016
Court case coming up against the former Murmansk top politician.
January 25, 2016