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.
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.
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.
The state-owned company will hire 2000 people in connection with the development of its new Arctic base infrastructure in Murmansk.
The drilling rig is on its way towards far-Arctic Russian waters as part of the controversial cooperation between ExxonMobil and Rosneft.
A Russian military aircraft will be conducting an inspection flight over Norway later this month as part of the Open Skies Treaty.
Three large landing ships from the Northern Fleet are conducting shooting exersises at the Rybachii Peninsula, just few kilometers from the Norwegian border.
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.
The Russian Arctic region is accumulating debts as spending increases. At the same time, Moscow ups pressure on regional economies.
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.
As commercial shipping in icy waters picks pace, the Russian nuclear powered icebreaker fleet will no longer conduct tourist visits to the North Pole.
Weak satellites in the Northern Sea Route area and poor sea maps are among the bottlenecks preventing a massive Arctic transit system.
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.
PASVIK: See the quick response of the Norwegian border guards. BOTV got a chance to film an alarm exercise.
As a response to the sanctions from the international community, Russia is creating a list of ”aggressor states”, in which all EU countries will be included.
Some 1000 parents and children in the Komi Republic have received help through the Barents cooperation program “Children and youth at risk”.
The 2014 International Field School in Siberia this July studies the effects of permafrost thaw on Russian cities.
Elena Larionova worked relentlessly to promote cross-border journalism cooperation in the Barents Region and was one of the founding-mothers of the journalism network Barents Press.