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TROMSØ: Youth from all four Barents countries competing in nine different sports gathered for the first Barents Winter Games. See the photos.

The National Archives Service of Finland and the Sámi Archives have proposed including the Skolt Sámi archives in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Only 301 items have been listed in the register so far.

TROMSØ: Youth from all four Barents countries competing in nine different sports gathered for the first Barents Winter Games. See the photos.

The National Archives Service of Finland and the Sámi Archives have proposed including the Skolt Sámi archives in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Only 301 items have been listed in the register so far.

LOVOZERO: The annual “Reindeer herder’s day” in the Sámi village on the Kola Peninsula celebrated its 80th anniversary this weekend.

The traditional ski race crossing the borders of Norway, Russia and Finland is cancelled due to lack of snow.

The world famous Bolshoi Ballet performed in Tromsø at the Northern Lights Festival this weekend.

Arkhangelsk city and Norwegian Barents Secretariat cooperate on making the annual winter festival international.

First time a city in the Barents Region takes on the prestigious mantle of being one of the two EU capitals of culture.

LUJÁVRI: Sámi ensemble travelled for hours on snowmobiles in order to sing and dance with reindeer herders on the Kola Peninsula.

Below you will find all winners of the BarentsObserver Advent Quiz 2013.

These two sparring partners proved that not only boys could be wrestling champions.

ARKHANGELSK: Two decades of relations-building was marked when the Margaritinskaya trade fair took place this weekend.

The Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is preparing to play the role as Lev Tolstoj’s Anna Karenina at a theatre in Vladivostok. On her way there she will make stops in Murmansk and Solovki.

Torchbearers will embark a nuclear powered icebreaker in Murmansk and bring the Sochi Olympic flame to the top of the globe in October.