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.
Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk of team Belkin Pro Cycling became the second winner of the world’s northernmost international bike race Arctic Race of Norway.
China won the men’s title and Russia the women’s title in the Chess Olympiad which ended in Tromsø on Thursday.
The Russian Chess Federation looses its court case against the organizers of the Tromsø Olympiad. And Norway’s World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen decides to leave the championship.
Northern Norway is preparing for the second edition of the Arctic Race of Norway. This year’s race goes through four stages from Alta to Tromsø.
Tromsø in northern Norway these days is host for the world’s fourth largest sports event – the Chess Olympiad. More than 3000 people from nearly 180 nations have come to Tromsø for the competition.
The most appropriate place to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world is at the festival Riddu Riđđu in Northern Norway.
Repair workers will have a busy season at one of the most spectacular monasteries in northern Russia.
A remote Norwegian island is nearly ready to start producing the first-ever batch of Arctic whiskey, an expression, they are sure will be a hit on the market.
Russian protest art from the 70’s to today will be displayed in an old former military building in Boden, northern Sweden, this summer.
KARASJOK: Up and coming indigenous designers presented their newest collections at the spectacular show.
Films from The North to Russia is a showcase of emerging Nordic filmmaking talent.
Norway’s Statoil and Russia’s Rosneft has started exploration operations in the Norwegian secotr of the Barents Sea.
Rosneft President Igor Sechin suggests that his company gets a number of additional offshore field licenses, as well as better oil export tax conditions.
After pressure from the oil industry, a formerly closed area along the Kola Bay is opened up for regular civilian traffic.
The Northern Fleet’s destroyers «Severomorsk» and «Admiral Levchenko» on Tuesday sail into the Barents Sea for a joint exercise with nuclear submarines and naval aviation.
More than three years after it was built, the nuclear service vessel ”Rossita” for the first time loaded radioactive wastes from a dump site in the Kola Peninsula.
Norilsk Nickel should move to a functioning, upgraded plant to stop pollution from Nikel.
Russia’s Government on Wednesday published corrections to the list over foodstuffs that are illegal to import to Russia.
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.
As the company prepares for drilling of the University-1 well, special sensors are placed at nearby icebergs.
Greenpeace’s icebreaker «Arctic Sunrise» left Murmansk last night, after having being arrested by Russian authorities for nine months.
Finns and Russians are visiting each other’s country more seldom. The number of visas issued in both countries has declined significantly in 2014.
IMF says Russia’s GDP risks to fall starkly to the downside this year. However, June had a 10 percent increase in travel from Murmansk region to Norway.
Murmansk has seen its first demonstration against Norway’s adoption of EU’s sanctions against Russia. On Monday a dozen people gathered to protest against foreign influence on Norwegian policy.
Former Speaker of Murmansk Duma Vasily Shambir was arrested on August 12 at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, trying to leave the country while under investigation.
Murmansk Oblast has so far received more than 2700 refugees from Eastern Ukraine and more are coming. They receive help from Murmansk Red Cross.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedyev on Friday signed and order prohibiting anonymous access to Wi-Fi in public places.