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About 500 km of road in the Murmansk region will from now on be managed by federal authorities. It will lead to better cross-border connections with Finland, regional authorities argue.
June 20, 2019
And the Norwegians should pay for it, says Deputy Governor Yevgeny Nikora.
September 05, 2018
Both the Russian Minister of Transport Maksim Sokolov and Murmansk Governor Marina Kovtun have made a last minute cancellation.
September 29, 2017
Some 55 asylum seekers who took part in a protest against Finland’s asylum policies at the northern border crossing town of Tornio have left the country by walking across the border en masse from Finland to Sweden on Tuesday afternoon, according to police in Finnish Lapland.
September 06, 2017
Not every Sámi opposes the new Teno River Fishery Agreement.
July 13, 2017
Seismic vessels will be allowed to cross the border to collect data. Oil and gas reserves in the area could be substantial.
October 13, 2016
Every loophole must be closed off, Putin says to his top national security brass.
April 01, 2016
Two groups of migrants were promised sea transportation from Murmansk to Norway by traffickers. Instead they ended up with fines and expulsion from Russia.
March 30, 2016
For the next 180 days, only citizens of Finland and Russia will be allowed to make it over the countries' two northernmost border-crossing points. This is in accordance with our EU commitments, which is to close new illegal immigration routes, Finnish President Niinistö says.
March 23, 2016
New year with new cash. Excavators and dump trucks are back in business again on Russia’s road towards the Norwegian border.
March 17, 2016
«We held several meetings with our Finnish colleagues, and that helped us remove the tension which had erupted on our common border», head of the Russian Migration Service says.
March 10, 2016
One week without any asylum seekers to Finnish Lapland.
March 07, 2016
Russia’s FSB Border Guard Service does no longer let migrants cross the border to Finnish Lapland.
March 04, 2016
Finland’s Interior Minister Petteri Orpo is calling for Nordic cooperation in sending rejected asylum seekers back to their home countries.
March 03, 2016
February was not a crowded month at the Russian-Norwegian border.
March 02, 2016
Murmansk police arrests organiser of human trafficking, but the number of asylum seekers to Finnish Lapland remains high.
February 29, 2016
More than 200 migrants are waiting in the northern Russian town for their turn to cross the border to Finland.
February 24, 2016
Swedish police units could be dispatched to neighbouring countries in the Nordic region if they happen to be closer to an incident starting next year, according to Sweden’s Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman.
February 22, 2016
Migrants who came to Norway from Russia across the border-crossing point at Storskog last autumn and winter, are now being sent to Moscow and St. Petersburg by plane.
February 18, 2016
«Previously, it was not possible for people without visas to make it to the Russian-Finnish border», Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev.
February 17, 2016
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says goods brought across the border by private persons and for private consumption could become subject to taxation.
February 16, 2016
The first guest officers from other Schengen countries came to Finland’s northern border checkpoints to Russia on Monday.
February 15, 2016
Police superintendent in charge of the Norwegian border post at Storskog, Stein Kristian Hansen, sees less people crossing over from the Russian Borisoglebsk checkpoint.
February 05, 2016
Russia is willing to take some asylum seekers back from Norway. But they have to be sent by plane, not via Storskog.
February 03, 2016
The agency responsible for border infrastructure will be dissolved and its functions transferred to the Ministry of Transport.
February 03, 2016