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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
Aleksandr Sukhanov runs the site Kompromat29, which reports on regional corruption and economic crimes.
August 03, 2016
The disgraced former town mayor and Yabloko politician Svetlana Chechil loses appeal case.
June 29, 2016
Popular discontent is on the rise as the local heating supply company boosts electricity costs.
June 21, 2016
The Dark Ecology project has over the last three years explored people and nature along the Norwegian-Russian border.
June 17, 2016
The regional Supreme Court rules against local police, in favor of newspaper Severnye Berega.
June 02, 2016
One of the Barents Region's most famous painters turns 90. Meet the artist known for fighting the rights of Sami reindeer herders and the rights for rivers to flow free.
May 31, 2016
Additional pressure is put on the non-governmental sector as the Kremlin takes aim at independent civil society leaders.
May 31, 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
Sergey Alekseenko, former head of Foreign Agent branded NGO Maximum, has to pay the 100,000 rubles fine for violating the law against propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships among minors.
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
Russian critical-minded media is under mounting pressure. But there is still quite a bit left in the Republic of Karelia, a new study finds.
May 13, 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
VIDEO STORY: “The message that Pussy Riot was trying to spread was a legitimate one,” says the Norwegian musician Pål Moddi Knutsen. Denied inside, his translation of the song was recorded on the church steps in Grense Jakobselv.
April 27, 2016
The Foreign Ministry’s bureaucratic accreditation rules hamper cross-border journalism in a period of time when objective information on Russia from western media is more important than ever.
April 25, 2016