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On 24 November, the sun rose above the horizon for the last time in Utsjoki, Finland’s northernmost municipality. For the next eight weeks or so, the northern part of Lapland will be clouded in an eerie dark blue until the sun rises again on 17 January.
December 10, 2018
The Skolt Sámi journalist of Yle Sápmi has to ask the Chair of the Finnish Sámi Parliament for linguistic advice, as no Sámi language counseling is available at present due to lack of funding.
November 30, 2018
Sámi language counseling has again been interrupted in Finland as a result of no financing.
November 29, 2018
For five years, relatives of Finns shot during the Stalinist terror period have been waiting for a memorial sign to their ancestors in the Sandarmokh memorial complex.
November 22, 2018
Last autumn, the Government of Finland decided to start preparing a reconciliation process dealing with Sámi issues. The process took its first steps on the 10th of February in Inari, when a seminar was held on what the reconciliation process has looked like in different parts of the world.
February 23, 2018
In a tribute to the former Norwegian border inspector who is locked up in a high-security Moscow prison on charges of espionage, artist Morten Traavik sets up dozens of Norwegian and Russian border poles in Berg’s home town Kirkenes.
February 20, 2018
The region has the necessary cheap electricity needed, Deputy Minister Vyacheslav Kravchenko says.
February 19, 2018
Carlsberg’s beer sales in Russia dropped 14% in 2017.
February 07, 2018
Tuesday marks the commemoration of national Sámi Day, a celebration held across Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia on the 6th of February.
February 06, 2018
Russian authorities are known for troubling with LGBT communities, but this is first time meteorology is used to put an end to a parade.
February 03, 2018
But I have not lost hope, the arrested Norwegian pensioner made clear as the Moscow court gave him another three months in custody.
February 02, 2018
Russian Embassy in Oslo hits back on accusations and says facilitating for cooperation is more important than demonizing.
February 01, 2018
Up to 350 people assembled in downtown Murmansk in a protest against Putin.
January 29, 2018
Twice as many reindeer have been killed on the roads in northern Sweden this month compared to the same period last year. And one of the main factors is climate change, according to the Swedish Sami Association.
January 25, 2018
Inspectors from the regional Prosecutor's Office conclude that local authorities in Pechenga must take tougher measures against extremism and terrorism.
January 25, 2018
Town mayor, family and an ad-hoc group make an impassioned plea to Norwegian government to intervene to get Frode Berg out of FSB’s high-security Lefortovo detention prison in Moscow.
January 25, 2018
The financial group OP predicts that employment, consumption and consumer confidence will grow this year before growth slows again in 2019.
January 23, 2018
Once more, local people are planning to start a water bottling plant near Sulaoja Spring in Karigasniemi in the municipality of Utsjoki in Finland. Land protection authority Metsähallitus rejected the last application in May 2017.
January 22, 2018
The political opposition is no longer allowed to assemble downtown and leaflets from Aleksey Navalny are confiscated by police.
January 18, 2018
Russia’s demographic situation is once again deteriorating, and more so in Murmansk than in average.
January 17, 2018
On Christmas eve, someone put Ilya Raskin’s car on fire. The leader of the local Jewish community believes it was a planned act of antisemitism.
January 10, 2018
According to Donald Trump’s press secretary, the two state leaders will discuss security and defense. According to the Norwegian Prime Minister herself, they will talk also climate and trade.
January 09, 2018
Running from August 16 to 19, the world’s northernmost professional bicycle race offers stunning Arctic wilderness scenic backdrops.
January 08, 2018
While retired border inspector Frode Berg is kept in pre-trial detention in Moscow accused by FSB of espionage, locals in the Norwegian border town of Kirkenes on Saturday arranged a support rally under the slogan «Help Frode Home!»
December 30, 2017