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“Nobody’s going to screw up a town with that name,” argues Aleksandr Donskoi, who served as mayor of Arkhangelsk from 2005 until 2008.
December 09, 2021
Legislators in the Murmansk City Council refuse to approve Governor Andrei Chibis' desired candidate for city manager.
December 03, 2021
The State Duma has approved a bill on regional government that opens up for appointment of life-long regional leaders and a significant tightening of Moscow's grip on power across the country.
November 30, 2021
Ships loaded with several thousand tons of goods are unable to reach settlements along Russia's Arctic coast following the early freeze on the Northern Sea Route. Among the objects waiting for equipment is the floating nuclear power station in Pevek.
November 24, 2021
The Russian postal service is testing mail deliveries by UAVs to remote settlements in the far northern Yamal region. Regular services are due to start in 2024.
November 23, 2021
An increased number of tourists visiting the Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church in Inari, Finland, is eroding the church and its surroundings. The Sámi Museum Siida plans to set up instruction signs at the church and monitor whether they make tourists change their behaviour.
October 27, 2021
Environment and climate change will be our top priorities for the Barents Cooperation, Foreign Minster Pekka Haavisto underlined as he took over the Chair of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.
October 26, 2021
Amid Russia-NATO turmoil, the foreign ministers of Russia, Norway and Finland will meet in Tromsø on October 26 to discuss regional cooperation in Europe’s northern territories. Ann Linde, however, is not coming as she is hosting a NATO seminar in Stockholm the same day. Jens Stoltenberg, son of Barents founder Thorvald Stoltenberg, is prominent in the NATO program in Sweden.
October 23, 2021
In the Murmansk region, the rapid rise in prices is not only for food: everything from cat food to housing is getting more expensive
October 21, 2021
The relocation of Kiruna is the biggest urban transformation in northern Europe. Priority is given to sustainability, pedestrians and public transport rather than cars.
October 20, 2021
The cabinet of Jonas Gahr Støre is making climate change and the High North top priorities. At the same time, it aims for reduced fuel prices and continued drilling in Arctic waters.
October 14, 2021
The Governor of Murmansk rages after local legislators turned down his candidate for new Murmansk City Mayor.
October 04, 2021
Bars and nightclubs are expecting a mass influx of guests as the Nordic country announces a full reopening of society. More than 90 percent of the adult population is now vaccinated.
September 24, 2021
Amid comprehensive fraud from opponents, Oleg Mikhailov won the vote and will represent his Komi Republic in the Russian Parliament.
September 22, 2021
The far northern Nenets Autonomous Okrug is the Russian region with the lowest support for the United Russia. Independent observers say the State Duma elections were defamed by falsification and foul.
September 20, 2021
Near Murmansk, early voting for military personnel was blocked from prying eyes by a moat. The regional election commission assures everyone that it is legal.
September 15, 2021
A green shift was in the air, but a majority of Norwegians ultimately cast their votes for a center-left coalition headed by Social Democrat Jonas Gahr Støre. The new government will include strong anti-EU forces.
September 14, 2021
Murmansk region on Monday reached the mark of 70,000 cases as the number of new infections remains high.
September 13, 2021
Yevgeny Zinichev lost his life when leading the biggest rescue and emergency exercise ever held in the Russian far north.
September 08, 2021
The Russian Government approves a 3.4 billion rubles (€39 million) loan to fund the construction of the upcoming cultural and business complex New Murmansk.
August 31, 2021
This summer, the number of humpback salmon in the River Teno, the border river between Norway and Finland, has increased enormously from last year. These salmon have been swimming near the shores, with masses of them dying in the river from exhaustion. Local people are extremely worried.
August 23, 2021
Petroglyphs by the White Sea and Lake Onega unanimously obtain UNESCO World Heritage Site title during the 44th UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
August 13, 2021