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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.

KIROVSK: Director Renny Harlin chooses Kirovsk and the surronding Khibiny mountains as location for his latest film with the working title ”The Dyatlov Pass Incident”.

North Norwegian folk rock band Senjahopen plays its first ever concert abroad in Murmansk this weekend.

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

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.

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.

Photo: Destination Tromsø

The Norwegian Government gives a NOK 70 million guarantee for the planned Chess Olympiad 2014 in the northern Norwegian city of Tromsø.

This year’s festival is the most extensive so far, with a program that presents modern cultural life in the Nordic countries through exhibitions, concerts, film, lectures and discussions. The festival lasts for eight days, starting April 18.

Staff and locals at the iconic outdoor museum of wooden architecture fear newly appointed director, ex-governor of Karelia Andrey Nelidov, will develop Kizhi into a tourist machine destroying the World Heritage site.

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

The most appropriate place to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world is at the festival Riddu Riđđu in Northern Norway.

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.

The Khibiny mountains (BarentsPhoto.com)

Regional authorities in Murmansk have approved plans for a major extention of the skiing resorts in Kirovsk, in the central part of the Kola Peninsula.