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Social stratification is growing between children of fathers fighting Russia’s war on Ukraine and those who not. Free meals, free vacation, free dormitory and free commuting transport for students are some of the new benefits presented by the war-focused Murmansk Governor Andrey Chibis.
March 14, 2023
Exactly one year after Russia's full-scale onslaught on Ukraine, the Russian cross-country skier wins gold medal in 30 km skiathlon in a major national championship competition in Arkhangelsk. The sportsman, who is also an officer in Russian military forces, claims he does not care about the ongoing FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Slovenia.
February 27, 2023
One year after the start of the onslaught, flowers in blue and yellow colours appear in downtown Petrozavodsk and Murmansk.
February 24, 2023
A group of protesters disrupted logging operations at Aalistunturi in Kolari, Finland, on Sunday.
February 14, 2023
The EU has not sanctioned cod and pollock from Russia and Norway keeps open three ports for fish deliveries, crew change, supply and repair.
February 13, 2023
On paper, they are still friendship towns on each side of the Norwegian-Russian border. This week, both Vadsø and Murmansk sent one fire truck each to Ukraine. The one from Murmansk went to illegally occupied Donetsk.
February 08, 2023
"Common sense has prevailed," said Andrey Yakunin (47) after the Hålogaland Court of Appeal upheld the acquittal on Thursday. The case can be brought in for the Supreme Court.
February 02, 2023
Three decades of Finnish diplomatic presence come to an end in Russia’s largest city inside the Arctic Circle.
January 18, 2023
Kidnapping of Ukrainian children is key reason why Governor Andrei Chibis is included in the Norwegian sanctions list. There are now at least 125 deported Ukrainian children adopted by Russian regional families.
January 04, 2023
Traitors who hate their country so much that they call for its defeat and destruction must be regarded as 'hostis publicus' - public enemies, the Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council writes in his Telegram channel.
December 29, 2022
Behind the new center stands the region's controversial church leader Metropolitan Mitrofan.
December 19, 2022
The EU has listed Murmansk Governor Andrei Chibis in its latest response to Russia’s brutal war of aggression against Ukraine.
December 18, 2022
Russia’s war aggression isolates the country’s largest Arctic city. Previously, the Nordic cities Luleå, Rovaniemi and Tromsø have all terminated sister cities agreements. Today, Murmansk itself decided to cut ties with Akureyri.
December 15, 2022
The Arkhangelsk-based Ecological Movement “42” is one of the first to be listed after Russia on December 1 drastically expanded the oppressive foreign agent legislation. The eco-group was started after Aetas environmental organization in 2017 was declared foreign agents and shut down.
December 12, 2022
The 47-year-old British-Russian citizen charged for flying a drone at Svalbard walked out as a free man Wednesday evening.
December 08, 2022
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