More from: Borders

Västerbotten is now included in the government’s updated travel advice, so people entering Norway from the region will no longer have to home quarantine.
August 06, 2020
The «Akademik Lomonosov» has been officially handed over to the Russian state nuclear power company.
July 04, 2019
Regional leaders are on a crash course with national and international legislation as they call for the abolishment of the current visa regimes in the Barents region.
October 16, 2018
And the Norwegians should pay for it, says Deputy Governor Yevgeny Nikora.
September 05, 2018
We see this as a serious incident, says the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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
Norway refuses to give Finland what could have been the country’s highest mountain peak.
October 16, 2016
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
Third-country citizens will soon again be allowed to cross the two northernmost border crossing points, the Finnish interior minister signals.
September 08, 2016
Military border guards and the police started to search the terrain after traces on both sides of the Norwegian-Russian border.
August 29, 2016
Inside this motorcade crossing the border at Storskog Thursday morning is Army General Vladimir Kulishov, one of President Vladimir Putin’s top security officials.
August 25, 2016
Official document indicates that Moscow is preparing the reintroduction of traveling restrictions in the borderlands to Norway and Finland.
August 24, 2016
Almost half the population of Kirkenes can cross the border to Russia without a visa.
August 19, 2016
Don’t throw the first stone. Norwegian military border guards and police acted properly.
August 15, 2016
This helps us bolster security along our Arctic frontiers, regional leaders of the FSB say as they open a new border guard office in Sabetta.
August 09, 2016
Ever wanted to have a black Volga? On Friday and Saturday Finland’s Customs auctions away 128 of the cars used by asylum seekers to enter Lapland from Russia’s Kola Peninsula.
July 12, 2016
Top politicians and officials from the Barents region agree that infrastructure and communications between Russia and the Nordic countries must be improved.
June 24, 2016
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ilya Subbotin visits Murmansk ahead of the new round of Kolarctic projects.
June 10, 2016
Finland’s Border Guard has to cut spending and considers limiting opening hours at Raja-Jooseppi and Salla.
May 18, 2016
Finnish border guards have broken up a ring of international human traffickers who smuggled people into the country from Russia.
May 10, 2016
“We upgrade the security at Storskog checkpoint to be better prepared for controlling who enters the country,” says Minister of Justice and Public Security Anders Anundsen.
April 29, 2016
A new border restriction has been in force for 10 days at Finland’s two Lapland border crossings on the Russian border in a bilateral agreement to clamp down on illegal migration.
April 21, 2016