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.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Sports in the Barents region have joined forces and established Barents Games. This weekend athletes from all over the region met in Oulu to compete in 14 differents sports during the Barents Summer Games. See our slide show from the competitions.
Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.