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 30th edition of the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Lapland broke all prvious audience records. More than 30 000 visitors watched films around the clock in the heart of Lapland.

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Mari Boine from a concert in Lovozero on the Kola Peninsula.

Norwegian Sami world star musician Mari Boine from Finnmark to hold concert in the Russian capital on May 31.

Amid mounting criticism of the Church’s close relations with the state, Patriarch Kirill brings key parts of the Church leadership, as well as several prominent state officials, to Solovki, the archipelago in the White Sea.

More than 80 years she sank off the northern coast of Canada, a ship designed and sailed by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen will start its journey home next year.

Films from The North to Russia is a showcase of emerging Nordic filmmaking talent.

Photographer Cristian Barnett traveled around the Arctic Circle, capturing life at 66° 33′ 44″ N. The result is his new book and traveling exhibition, Life on the Line. BarentsObserver spoke with Barnett about his impressions of life on the Circle and the decisions he made to capture it.

Renowned Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is in the leading role when actors and producers from the Gorky Dramatic Theatre in Vladivostok come to Harstad to present a unique version of Tolsoy’s classic play Anna Karenina.

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MURMANSK: Film producers from all over the Barents Region gathered in Murmansk last week to share their work and unite journalists of the Northern countries.

Margaritinskaya Fair in Arkhangelsk becomes a brisk meeting place for the partners in the Barents cooperation.

ARKHANGELSK: Employees from the National Park «Russian Arctic» found an unusual and interesting way of using rusty fuel barrels brought from the Arctic islands.

KARASJOK: Up and coming indigenous designers presented their newest collections at the spectacular show.