Marina Shuvalova was probably the youngest general director any TV-station in Murmansk had ever had when she started working at TNT-Blits six years ago. During her time the station has become one of the most popular in the region.
Tatiana Kulbakina is a 24 year old with a strong voice and presence in the Murmansk community. -I want a nuclear-free and fossil fuel-free development with values of freedom, equality, solidarity, self-organization, she says.
Oxana Karcha (31) did what many other young people from the north do: she left Murmansk and moved to Moscow. There, she had a good job, but missed family and friends. When she got the chance to work in Shtokman Development AG in Murmansk, the choice was simple, though her employer in Moscow promised both a new apartment and a higher salary.
KIRUNA: the Arctic Council’s biodiversity group today released the “Arctic Biodiversity Assessment”, a report containing the best available science on the status and trends of Arctic biodiversity and accompanying policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation.
After having been on the verge of bankruptcy, the Northland Resources now confirms that it has the funding needed for continued development of the great Kaunisvaara iron mine project in northern Sweden.
In a rapidly changing Arctic, the region's indigenous people are standing at the forefront of climate change and resource development – a situation that's putting them increasingly in the international spotlight and raising questions about their role in Arctic policy making.
10 Barents Spektakel festivals in a row in Kirkenes calls for a one year festival break for the organizers in the art curator group "Pikene på Broen". The next festival will probably be held in the winter of 2015.
Last Thursday people all over Russia celebrated Victory Day, which marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the Second World War. BarentsObserver brings you photos from the celebrations in Murmansk, Nikel, Arkhangelsk and Litsa.