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Governor Marina Kovtun is putting up a fight with the federal government over plans to move 30 billion roubles of planned investments in the Murmansk Transport Hub to new projects in the Crimea.

The Norwegian Arctic town of Kirkenes is supplying aggregates to Russia’s grand port project in Yamal.

Governor Marina Kovtun is putting up a fight with the federal government over plans to move 30 billion roubles of planned investments in the Murmansk Transport Hub to new projects in the Crimea.

The Norwegian Arctic town of Kirkenes is supplying aggregates to Russia’s grand port project in Yamal.

KIRKENES: See what Barents Russians think about the ruble’s depriciation and how it will affect their shopping opportunities in Norway.

Poisons from the chimneys kill nature in the borderland to Norway, but Russia’s Norilsk-Nickel is a river of cash flow for its owners.

First scheduled Nordavia flight to take off from Arkhangelsk to Simferopol on May 9th. The airliner considers route also from Murmansk.

1,493 Tesla Model S were sold in March, making it the most ever sold car during the course of a month.

As Arctic tourism reaches new heights, the northernmost airports in Finland get a multi-million euro facelift.

But a rapid growth in Arctic cruise tourism is a myth, says the cruise operators.

“If Russia’s economy drops by 3 percent, the Finnish economy will drop by half a percent,” says Alexander Stubb, Minister of European and Foreign Trade.

IPCC climate change report predicts two and a half time longer sailing season along the Northern Sea Route than today. Arctic has warmed twice the global rate in past three decades.

Fish catch in the Russian Arctic region in 2013 set a post-Soviet record. But regional processing plants handle only a minor share of the resources.

The Kola Peninsula is rich in gold, but there are no companies to dig it out of the ground. Russian companies cannot afford it and foreign companies are not allowed in, a Russian scientist says.

MURMANSK: Norwegian companies with investments on the Kola Peninsula are worried about spiraling sanctions against Russia, but see no immediate consequences of the Crimea crisis. “When in trouble, double,” says Morten Brugård with Innovation Norway.