More from: Life and Public

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
The fastest and most insane sport on skates, see video from this weekend’s downhill skaters race in Saariselkä.
February 12, 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
The aim is to promote the «objective historical and real information about Russia», the regional government says.
December 07, 2017
According to Veikko Kiviniemi, a professional fisherman, Lake Inari in the northernmost Finland is a good lake to fish in, as there are not so many fishing restrictions in these state-owned waters.
November 29, 2017
She is under serious pressure from her own security services, but gets solid backing from the country’s Commander in Chief.
November 04, 2017
The Oktyabrsky District Court of Murmansk has sentenced Svetlana Makarova to four years behind bars.
October 31, 2017
In regional healthcare, everything will be reduced except the Ministry of Health
October 30, 2017
It fell into the sea off the coast of Barentsburg, Svalbard, with eight people on board.
October 26, 2017
«They are doing massive enquiries, inspections and other kind of intimidations», says Marina Kovtun.
October 23, 2017
Governor Marina Kovtun’s former top aide is put behind bars on suspicion of serious fraud.
October 23, 2017
With the appointment of Ine Eriksen Søreide as foreign minister, all three top posts in the Norwegian cabinet are held by women.
October 20, 2017
The merger with neighbouring Troms will not affect our work with the Barents Cooperation, says head of the Finnmark County Ragnhild Vassvik.
October 18, 2017
The €75.5 million new EISCAT_3D research station in Skibotn, northern Norway, will help strengthen understanding of the atmosphere. And the northern lights.
September 06, 2017
The financial instrument is to help indigenous groups raise resources for involvement in decision-making and participation in the Arctic Council.
May 12, 2017
Arctic and regional cooperation will be on the agenda when Russia’s Foreign Minister visits Finland next week. A few days later, Fairbanks, Alaska is the destination.
April 27, 2017
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.
April 24, 2017
Moscow cancels absentee ballots but will allow voting anywhere on the basis of a simple application
April 12, 2017
The National Museum of Finland and the Sámi Museum Siida have signed a letter of intent on the repatriation of a Sámi collection. The National Museum will return altogether 2,600 Sámi artifacts.
April 11, 2017
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.
April 06, 2017
With her film Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest, the Skolt Sámi filmmaker Katja Gauriloff won a Jussi, a national film award in Finland, in the category of the Best Documentary.
April 03, 2017
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.
March 27, 2017
People assembled in central squares of key cities to protest against corruption. Police detentions were made in Karelia and the Komi Republic.
March 27, 2017