One of the first ports to be reorganized is Port of Arkhangelsk, which from now on will be administered from Murmansk. The number of administrative staff like accountants, economists and lawyers will be cut down and some ten people will be without jobs when the administration moves, head of the port’s administration Nikolay Gurinov says to Regnum. The aim of the reorganization is to cut expenses to administration.
The Administration office of Port of Murmansk already has branches in Kandalaksha and Vitino on the Kola Peninsula, Naryan-Mar in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Mezen in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Dudinka and Dikson in Krasnoyarsk Kray, and Sabetta on the Yamal Peninsula, according to Murmanskiy Vestnik.
Russia’s port administrations are federal government agencies that supervise safety at sea according to Russian law and international agreements; they perform ecological surveillance, organize sailing regulations and provide information and radar services, pilot services, towing services and icebreaking services.
The Murmansk Economic Zone was presented as a miracle cure for regional development and as key facility for the Shtokman project. Today, five years on, regional authorities put their faith in the fish industry.
Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.
Nuclear safety projects in the Murmansk region wouldn’t be the same without her contribution. Finnish European Parliament Member Heidi Hautala is today one of 89 Europeans barred from Russia in response to EU sanctions over Crimea and Ukraine.