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In the Murmansk region, fallen soldiers of the Great Patriotic War have just had their gravestones taken away
October 05, 2018
In the Murmansk region, 15 volunteers are trying to put out massive wildfires. And instead of equipment, they are being offered prayer as help.
July 27, 2018
In Murmansk, a teacher is fired for a social media comment.
July 23, 2018
Reindeer herding or mining on Násafjäll? The question comes to a head now that the company Elkem AS has applied for expropriation in order to start quarrying for quartz in an area where three Swedish Sámi villages and a Norwegian reindeer-herding district practice reindeer herding.
July 19, 2018
The dispute steps up as the Committee on Fisheries says the European Commission’s diplomatic efforts in tackling the issue with Norwegian authorities have not been resolute enough.
July 16, 2018
The shores of the River Teno (Tana) are usually crowded with fishermen and women in late June, but, according to an entrepreneur from Nuorgam, Finland, there were almost no-one there this summer.
July 12, 2018
Three of her former aides say that she is.
July 12, 2018
Locals assembled in the streets of Murmansk to protest against the government’s pension reform, writes Blogger51.
July 06, 2018
The Svaipa, Grans and Semisjaur–Njarg Sámi villages and the Saltfjell Reindeer-Herding District have declared a moratorium on mining in the Nása mountain, a border area between Sweden and Norway. «This is a clear statement from the reindeer-herding villages. The goal is to prevent mining on Násafjäll, both now and in future,» says Sara Ajnnak from the Svaipa Sámi village of reindeer herders.
July 03, 2018
How newborn children in Russia serve their sentences in places of detention with their mothers
July 02, 2018
A long-time planned June meeting with Trade and Industry Minister Torbjørn Røe Isaksen will have to wait until Russia has decided which minister to send to Oslo.
June 29, 2018
The art of Niillas Holmberg, a poet, musician and actor from Utsjoki, Finland, has become more and more political over the years. This summer, Holmberg publishes his first thoroughly political book of poetry.
June 29, 2018
Twenty Kittilä councillors have been suspended by central government until the conclusion of their trial on charges of abuse of an official office, workplace safety violations and workplace discrimination.
June 19, 2018
If not, the good-neighborly relationship will be ruined, the Russian Foreign Ministry threatens.
June 18, 2018
We live longer, are active longer, and therefore we need to work longer, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev argues as he presents what is a highly controversial law in Russia.
June 18, 2018
No seafarer sailing to the Russian Arctic city will be able to overlook the huge statue of Orthodox Saint Nicolas soon to be erected in the Kola Bay.
June 06, 2018
In the Murmansk region, more and more people are dying of cancer. The case of Daria Starikova has not changed anything
June 03, 2018
The visit was to take place in 2017, but was then cancelled because two members of the Norwegian delegation had ended on a Russian sanction list.
June 01, 2018
Dmitry Artyukhov was this week appointed acting Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
May 30, 2018
There is concern in northern Finland about how to transfer the Sámi cultural heritage to younger generations. 
May 30, 2018
The Ukrainian film director, who serves a 20-year sentence in the remote Russian Arctic town of Labytnangi, demands the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia.
May 28, 2018
The town, which houses some of the most powerful submarines of the Northern Fleet, is theater for a intriguing political game between supporters and opponents of a dismissed municipal mayor.
May 25, 2018
The overall volume of tax revenues in the Russian Arctic region in the first 3 months of the year decreased by 17 percent compared with last year.
May 21, 2018
Dmitry Kobylkin has made the Yamal-Nenets Autononous Okrug an economic powerhouse in the Russian North. Now, he will head the country’s Ministry of Natural Resources.
May 21, 2018
Cross-border cooperation is important, but only with «constructively tuned» representatives of the West, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes clear.
May 16, 2018