Here you find all the 24 winners of the BarentsObserver Advent Quiz 2014. New questions online next December.
December 01, 2014
Winners of BarentsObserver’s Advent Quiz:
1st: Peder Roberts, Stockholm, Sweden 2nd: Amund Trellevik, Kirkenes, Norway 3rd: Margrethe Moen, Bergen, Norway 4th: Igor Nikishchenko, Murmansk, Russia 5th: Galina Majorskih, Kristiansand, Norway 6th: Eva Fiskebeck, Vadsø, Norway 7th: Irina Zhilina, Rovaniemi, Finland 8th: Anastasia Sazhenova, Arkhangelsk, Russia 9th: Sven Suup, Haparanda, Sweden 10th: Georgi Mikael Sabeff, Espoo, Finland 11th: Vasilina Dostavalova, Arkhangelsk, Russia 12th: Janne Sjøkvist, Sandnes, Norway 13th: Alexey Sazhenov, Arkhangelsk, Russia 14th: Thomas Engelskjøn, Tromsø, Norway 15th: Viktoria Tsehmestrenko, Arkhangelsk, Russia 16th: Adelheid Westerholt, Luebbecke, Germany 17th: Christian Hirn, Graz, Austria 18th: Jouko Seipäjärvi, Kemi, Finland 19th: Dag Bergheim, Tromsø, Norway 20th: Valentina Dostavalova, Tojma, Russia 21st: Nadezhda Filimonova, St. Petersburg, Russia 22nd: Anna Petrova, Arkhangelsk, Russia 23rd: Frank Strand, Bodø, Norway 24th: Denis Dmitriev, Arkhangelsk, Russia
We congratulate all the winners and everyone participating in our great Advent Quiz about the Barents Region. Next December, we will be online again with new questions and you are of course most welcome to join. Meanwhile, take care, have a great Christmas and New Year holiday, and remember to stay updated with BarentsObserver in 2015!
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
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.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.