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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.

On the backdrop of political chill, trade between Finland and Russia is falling sharply. Also tourism between the countries is in a downswing.

Phosagro, Russia’s biggest producer of mineral fertilizers, cuts costs and boosts profits, and now considers the construction of a new plant in the Kola Peninsula.

One of the youngest and most dynamic cities in the Barents Region is about to lose some of its best innovators.

In a last-minute decision, the Russian Customs extends the TIR Agreement in the country, thus averting major truck jams at border-crossing points. However, the extension is only temporary.

Former KGB bodyguard, now parliament member, Andrey Lugovoi is among the lawmakers now introducing a bill requiring foreign internet companies to store personal data inside Russia.

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.

On the backdrop of political chill, trade between Finland and Russia is falling sharply. Also tourism between the countries is in a downswing.

FC Sever, the leading club in the Russian north, bankrupts and leaves the Russian Arctic capital without a team.

Diamonds are forever, but what about the salmon in the nearby Tana River?

Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker examines a crab on her first crab fishing trip Saturday.

Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker went on her first king crab fishing trip in Bugøynes Saturday for the conclusion of Fish Nation,

Residents in the Varanger area from outside the tourism industry are beginning to notice Varanger’s growing global reputation as a bird-watching hub and capitalizing on the growing interest in the peninsula’s ecology.

As the price on gold reaches record heights, the Barents Region brings its noble riches to the fore. With an annual output of five tonnes, Lapland is expected to produce gold for at least another twenty years.

Industrial companies in the country in 2013 fired more than 30 thousand workers. A significant number of them live in the Barents Region.

While the world is talking about an Arctic meltdown, another type of “ice” is building up in the North. Extraction of diamonds is an increasingly promising part of the Barents mining industry.