The MIKON flagship program in the Fram Centre is using both social and environmental sciences to examine how High North industrial development will affect the natural world, regional societies like the Sami and economic activity.
”We are building not only a railway line, we are building our road to the future, our Arctic pathway”, regional Governor Marina Kovtun said at a launch ceremony of the long-awaited and much-disputed Murmansk Transport Hub.
One of Russia’s largest fish processing companies, Murmansk Fish Combinat has had to shut down because of lack of raw materials due to the ban on import of fish from Norway. The company threatens to sue the Government if problems aren’t solved.
Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development proposes to close the special economic zone in Port of Murmansk because of lack of demand. Since the zone was opened in 2010, not one single company has been registered as resident.
Russia’s strategic nuclear-powered submarine «Vladimir Monomakh» has for the first time launched a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile. According to official sources, the missile hit its target on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East.
Four days of artwork, public discussions, workshops and concerts in Nikel, Kirkenes and Zapolyarny. The arts project Dark Ecology aims to open the discussion about artificial environments - the how and why of modern human landscapes.