The Norwegian Governor of Svalbard has requested the Pomor Museum in the Russian settlement of Barentsburg to hand over historical objects, which he believes are poorly preserved by the Russians. However, the Pomor Museum refuses.
RAYAKOSKI: Once a year you can walk around the stone cairn marking the place where Norway, Russia and Finland meet, without breaking the law. This is during the annual Barents Ski Race, which runs on all the three countries’ territories.
When Bjørne Kvernmo docked his ship, “Havsel,” at the port in Tromsø this month, he knew it would be the end of a tradition he’s kept up for 40 years. With his return, northern Norway’s long-standing seal hunt had finally come to a close.
Four days of artwork, public discussions, workshops and concerts in Nikel, Kirkenes and Zapolyarny. The arts project Dark Ecology aims to open the discussion about artificial environments - the how and why of modern human landscapes.