Russia’s Gazprom will no longer have monopoly on gas sales to Lithuania.
“This deal will allow Rosneft to acquire new unique expertise in operations in harsh climate conditions,” says Rosneft President Igor Sechin, a man listed on both the EU and the US sanctions lists.
First time in history: Two Pacific fleet Akula-class submarines are now en route along the Northern Sea Route towards Severodvinsk in the White Sea for upgrades.
Russia plans to resume testing of the submarine-launched ballistic missile Bulava in September, after one year’s stop in the project.
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.
EU is taking over the market for Norwegian salmon after the Russian import ban. Last week the export went up 15 percent.
Russia’s Government on Wednesday published corrections to the list over foodstuffs that are illegal to import to Russia.
As the company prepares for drilling of the University-1 well, special sensors are placed at nearby icebergs.
Greenpeace’s icebreaker «Arctic Sunrise» left Murmansk last night, after having being arrested by Russian authorities for nine months.
Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk of team Belkin Pro Cycling became the second winner of the world’s northernmost international bike race Arctic Race of Norway.
China won the men’s title and Russia the women’s title in the Chess Olympiad which ended in Tromsø on Thursday.
For Norwegian border inspector Frode Berg a border is more than a line on the map. After 24 years on duty it has become his biggest hobby to study borders around the world.
Finns and Russians are visiting each other’s country more seldom. The number of visas issued in both countries has declined significantly in 2014.
The three northern Norwegian counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark establish a joint cooperation council, which is to help promote key issues for the region.
Murmansk has seen its first demonstration against Norway’s adoption of EU’s sanctions against Russia. On Monday a dozen people gathered to protest against foreign influence on Norwegian policy.
NRK journalist and veteran in the Barents Press network Arne Store died Wednesday at age 69.
Murmansk Oblast has so far received more than 2700 refugees from Eastern Ukraine and more are coming. They receive help from Murmansk Red Cross.