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Norway’s Foreign Ministry sends a crystal clear message to the owners of BarentsObserver.

According to Finnmark County Authoritiy, the decision by the owners of the Barents Secretariat not to allow BarentsObserver to be subject to the Rights and Duties of the Editor, will have no impact on the news website’s further work.

Ship building, space program and development of the Far East are the biggest losers in the ministry’s proposal to cuts in state programs.

Russia is planning to develop a special tracked version of its Pantsir anti-aircraft gun and missile system for use in the Arctic.

Norwegian concrete producer Ølen Betong in Murmansk has to expand production due to huge orders from Yamal LNG.

A quarter of all companies with Norwegian ownership in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk have disappeared since 2012, but still the activity is high, especially when compared to Finland and Sweden.

The Russian Government has allocated more than 205 million rubles for resuming operation of floating research stations in the Arctic.

Two major associations representing tour operators in the Arctic and Antarctic have stated that they will not allow visitors to bring recreational Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) into the regions.

A landslide in Nordreisa has isolated Finnmark and the northeastern parts of Troms from the rest of the country.

Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu plans to visit Russia’s newly established Arctic brigade in Alakurtti near the border to Finland.