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The 29th Midnight Sun Film Festival held in Sodankylä, Lapland, wrapped up Sunday. 25,000 visitors flocked to see films in the northern cult festival.

KAUTOKEINO: Even though the Kildin Sámi language is at risk of dying out, the culture and traditions can be saved through music.

Oleg Birlinskiy knows he took a risk.  

Four Norwegian artists are opening an art exhibition in Murmansk to show how the icing generation – the one that comes after the desert generation – sees the task of taking care of our planet.

How cold is it really to swim 1,000 m in ic cold water? See the photos from the World Championship that took place in Murmansk.

Europe’s longest and and one of the world’s hardest dog sledge races, Finnmarksløpet, takes place this week. The winner becomes the world champion for 2015.

After a year´s break festival Barents Spektakel is back in Kirkenes. “Arctic Take Away” is the slogan for this year´s popular art and cultural festival.

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s film “Leviathan” won the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. The film is mainly shot in Teriberka on the coast of the Barents Sea.

In Russia’s far northern Navy base of Kotelny, Arctic soldiers gathered in a brand new chapel to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.

MURMANSK: The Northern Character film and TV-festival in Murmansk has become one of the most important arenas for Barents filmmakers.

Here you find all the 24 winners of the BarentsObserver Advent Quiz 2014. New questions online next December.

The first video game conceived and produced by an indigenous organization is drawing eyes in an industry mired in bitter disputes over issues of representation.

With some of the most beautiful of Norwegian, Russian and Latvian orchestra music on the repertoire, Arkhangelsk State Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian saxophonist Ola Asdahl Rokkones are ready for a tour through Norway and Russia.

Photographer Cristian Barnett traveled around the Arctic Circle, capturing life at 66° 33′ 44″ N. The result is his new book and traveling exhibition, Life on the Line. BarentsObserver spoke with Barnett about his impressions of life on the Circle and the decisions he made to capture it.

Sport plays and will continue to play an important role in the people-to-people cooperation in the Barents Region, top sports officials from all four countries say.