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The state-owned company will hire 2000 people in connection with the development of its new Arctic base infrastructure in Murmansk.
The drilling rig is on its way towards far-Arctic Russian waters as part of the controversial cooperation between ExxonMobil and Rosneft.
A Russian military aircraft will be conducting an inspection flight over Norway later this month as part of the Open Skies Treaty.
Three large landing ships from the Northern Fleet are conducting shooting exersises at the Rybachii Peninsula, just few kilometers from the Norwegian border.
More than three years after it was built, the nuclear service vessel ”Rossita” for the first time loaded radioactive wastes from a dump site in the Kola Peninsula.
Norilsk Nickel should move to a functioning, upgraded plant to stop pollution from Nikel.
The Russian Arctic region is accumulating debts as spending increases. At the same time, Moscow ups pressure on regional economies.
Phosagro, Russia’s biggest producer of mineral fertilizers, cuts costs and boosts profits, and now considers the construction of a new plant in the Kola Peninsula.
As commercial shipping in icy waters picks pace, the Russian nuclear powered icebreaker fleet will no longer conduct tourist visits to the North Pole.
Weak satellites in the Northern Sea Route area and poor sea maps are among the bottlenecks preventing a massive Arctic transit system.
The most appropriate place to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world is at the festival Riddu Riđđu in Northern Norway.
The 29th Midnight Sun Film Festival held in Sodankylä, Lapland, wrapped up Sunday. 25,000 visitors flocked to see films in the northern cult festival.
IMF says Russia’s GDP risks to fall starkly to the downside this year. However, June had a 10 percent increase in travel from Murmansk region to Norway.
PASVIK: See the quick response of the Norwegian border guards. BOTV got a chance to film an alarm exercise.
As a response to the sanctions from the international community, Russia is creating a list of ”aggressor states”, in which all EU countries will be included.
Some 1000 parents and children in the Komi Republic have received help through the Barents cooperation program “Children and youth at risk”.
The 2014 International Field School in Siberia this July studies the effects of permafrost thaw on Russian cities.
Elena Larionova worked relentlessly to promote cross-border journalism cooperation in the Barents Region and was one of the founding-mothers of the journalism network Barents Press.