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Nine months of war and few hopes for regional cross-border cooperation put an end to the regional Barents offices in Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, and Naryan-Mar.
December 02, 2022
Following his engagement in the mobilisation of military reservists in the Murmansk region, war ally Andrei Chibis is put on London’s sanction list.
December 01, 2022
“I’m pleased to be on this side of the border. To be free and not persecuted. To speak the truth openly and not be afraid.” Andrey Danilov promises to continue defending the rights of the indigenous peoples.
November 29, 2022
There are discussions in Finnmark's municipalities about severing ties with sister cities in Russia. The municipality of Sør-Varanger has rejected the proposal.
November 10, 2022
Mobilised men from the far northern Russian border town say they are abandoned along the frontline in Ukraine without food and equipment.
November 09, 2022
Mayor of Tromsø, Gunnar Wilhelmsen, has one last message to the north Russian cities: Stop this war!
October 25, 2022
A downtown support concert for the so-called referendums in Ukraine assembled only a few handfuls of people. At the same time, regional authorities frenetically seek to draft men for the bloody war.
September 30, 2022
The governor of the far northern Russian region stood ready at the airport to greet a group of 11 children that arrived from occupied Ukrainian territories.
September 27, 2022
Putin’s war call-up makes Russians living abroad and those with dual citizenship think twice about crossing the border for visiting friends and near relatives.
September 21, 2022
While the high-profile Consulate General in Murmansk was shut down this summer, the Honorary Consulate in the north Russian city of Arkhangelsk continues to work. Andrey Shalyov says locals still have hope for cross-border cooperation and that relations will change for the better.
September 21, 2022
Behind the apparently comfortable win of Putin's party of power in this weekend's regional elections is a growing sense of voter resentment. The actual support of the current rulers is "catastrophically low," a local opposition candidate from the Kola Peninsula says after the United Russia Party won 44 of 45 regional mandates.
September 13, 2022
Renat Karchaa was known for conspiracies and intrigues in north Russian media and politics before he became consultant to Russia's nuclear power company Rosatom.
September 06, 2022
Pilot project in transporting live crab from the Barents Sea to Moscow by road has been successfully completed.
September 01, 2022
Indoctrination, flag raising ceremony, patriotic lessons, no social media access and two free hot meals to pupils whose fathers are dead, injured or still fighting in Russia’s war on Ukraine. The start of the school year in Murmansk will be different than before.
September 01, 2022
Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt says the sanctions are "a necessary response to Russia's brutal and unprovoked attack on Ukraine."
August 27, 2022
Andrei Chibis must say adios to the Catalan city of Tarragona following new Russian legislation that bans property ownership in NATO countries.
August 09, 2022
When the diplomats woke up in the morning on July 4th, both of the Norwegian Consulate General’s CD-plated cars were tagged with ‘Z’ stickers on the back.
August 05, 2022
Following their support to warriors and secessionists in Russian-occupied Ukraine, the governors of the far northern regions of Komi and Yamal-Nenets are put on the UK's sanctions list.
July 29, 2022
Norway is violating the Svalbard Treaty from 1920, says Deputy Speaker in the Russian Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev following the Nordic country's unwillingness to facilitate transportation of Russian goods to the archipelago.
June 29, 2022
“Russia and Norway no longer have anything to talk about,” says Jørgen Holten Jørgensen, former Consul in Murmansk.
June 10, 2022
The more than two meter wide poster depicts two consulate employees, one of them with a Nazi officer cap and a gunsight against his head.
June 08, 2022
The tone about the West in Dmitry Medvedev’s latest message on his Telegram channel is shocking and totally opposite to the wording when he visited the Norwegian border town Kirkenes nine years ago.
June 07, 2022
The population of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and other northern regions might be ten percent less that anticipated.
June 03, 2022
Few hours after Russia's General Consul in Kirkenes delivered a 9th of May speech where he warned against the rise of Nazism in Europe, a group of Russian sailors desecrated U.S and German flags in the local seaport.
June 02, 2022