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It is supposed to stage fine pieces of Russian art. But the cultural institution in the far northern city now first of all displays support to barbarian war.
April 10, 2022
Prices on key commodities are surging and millions more Russians face poverty.
April 07, 2022
Regional authorities in 2019 presented a great plan on how to boost the population. Since then, Murmansk Oblast has seen a dramatic decline of 3,16%.
April 05, 2022
“I can never return to Russia before the genocide regime is changed,” says Andrei Danilov, a Kildin Sámi from Olenegorsk on the Kola Peninsula.
April 04, 2022
The rector who for more than a decade has built international research and educational cooperation between Arkhangelsk and universities in Tromsø, Umeå, Rovaniemi and Oulu now publicly voices a pro-war mood.
April 03, 2022
Igor Morar is elected new Head of Russia's Arctic capital. He is born in the Ukrainian city of Luhansk.
April 01, 2022
"History is being made in front of our very eyes," the Putin appointed governor Andrey Chibis said to the crowd gathered downtown Murmansk on the eight-year anniversary of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.
March 19, 2022
Andrei Chibis had put on a shirt with Russia's war-symbol when he this weekend paid a visit to the Pechenga region.
March 14, 2022
But the north Norwegian border town of Kirkenes does not want to give a new name to the square near its local Russian general consulate.
March 08, 2022
The war with Ukraine leads to a full suspension of Russia from the Barents Council, Nordic Council of Ministers, as well as the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
March 06, 2022
"We, Russian researchers and research journalists, declare our absolute protest against the military action started by the Armed Forces of our country on the territory of Ukraine," reads the statement signed by a quickly growing part of Russia's science community.
March 04, 2022
And donates €70,000 to Ukraine.
March 04, 2022
A higher level of preparedness has been introduced, but the Nordic country's embassy and general consulates remain open.
March 03, 2022
Teachers are requested to enlighten school kids about Ukraine's "genocide against Russians" and its "historical adherence" to Russia.
March 02, 2022
The Norwegian Central Bank freezes all investments in Russia, awaiting a plan to sell all shares.
February 28, 2022
Few hours before Putin's massive attack on Ukraine, Norway's Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt confirmed that she is planning a trip to the neighbouring country.
February 24, 2022
Metropolitan Mitrofan is ready to erect his monumental church building in a central city park. But many locals fiercely oppose the plans.
February 02, 2022
The Foreign Ministry says the move is a tit-for-tat response after the European Union before Christmas adopted a set of restrictive measures against the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company.
February 01, 2022
Plenty of paint and cement will be needed as Russian bureaucrats introduce an "Arctic standard" and "design code" for far northern urban space.
January 31, 2022
We discussed both deterrence and reassurance, the Norwegian Prime Minister said after his meeting with the U.S President.
January 28, 2022
A man was stabbed to death in the north Russian village of Umba on New Year's Eve. Was it a drunken brawl or a lynching? This village has been known locally as "Tersky Kushchevka", a reference to a south Russian mafiatown.
January 26, 2022
The Russian president sends greetings to 36 countries and state leaders. Nordic neighbors Sweden and Finland are both on the list.
December 31, 2021