A golden glow for some few minutes and then gone. The sun north of the Arctic Circle will stay under the horizon until early next year. Further north in the Barents Region, the polar night has already lasted for weeks.
Tourists traveling north during summer to experience the midnight sun should be aware that the beauty of the special blue-colored frozen landscapes and horizon also represent an unforgettable adventure.
With the dark comes the cold. Last night, the thermometer felled down to minus 39,7 °C outside Sodankylä in Finnish Lapland, reports Lapin Kansa. In northern Norway, the lowest temperature was measured in Bardu in Troms with minus 35 °C on Sunday, according to Nordlys. Russia’s Kola Peninsula is also freezing cold, with Apatity as the coldest town with minus 30 °C Monday morning, reports B-port.
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.
Wistleblower Edward Snowden is winner of this year’s recognized Bjørnson Award, but Norwegian authorities are unlikely to guarantee his safe travel to the award ceremony. The former CIA employee should instead be handed over the award in Pechenga, the Russian borderlands to Norway, a Norwegian university lecturer suggests.