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.
The Sámi Parliament of Finland is starting a series of public hearings on the Nordic Sámi Convention. In Utsjoki, locals are both for and against the convention, which unifies Sámi rights and culture in the Nordic region.
The Sámi parliaments of Finland and Norway plan to jointly ask for international help, says Tiina Sanila-Aikio, the Chair of Finland’s Sámi Parliament. The Teno Fishery Agreement was recently approved in both countries. The local fishery associations of Utsjoki plan to submit a complaint on the issue.
According to a new order issued recently by the governor, Vice-Governor Alexei Tyukavin has lately taken over most of the governor's key functions. Marina Kovtun, the current Governor of Murmansk region has only housing and financial inspection left under her control.