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.
Tromsø International Film Festival tours Russia with a unique concert production of the 1927 Soviet silent film Bed and Sofa.
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In Tromsø, Norway the 25th international music festival “the Northern lights” was held. The festival gathered professional musicians from all over the Barents region.
Two years ago his mother, Queen Sonja of Norway, attended the festival. In February 2013 the Crown Prince of Norway will have the same pleasure to visit the border town of Kirkenes during the spektakular days.
Torchbearers will embark a nuclear powered icebreaker in Murmansk and bring the Sochi Olympic flame to the top of the globe in October.
Repair workers will have a busy season at one of the most spectacular monasteries in northern Russia.
MURMANSK: The Northern Character film and TV-festival in Murmansk has become one of the most important arenas for Barents filmmakers.
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Hålogaland Theater performed Hamlet in Arkhangelsk. Many of the audience said that the performance stands out from all the other Hamlet interpretations they have seen before.
Finnish director Maija Kaipainen from YLE won the Grand Prix prize under Northern Character film festival 2012, while Norwegian director Per Kristian Olsen won the documentary prize.
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.
In Russia’s far northern Navy base of Kotelny, Arctic soldiers gathered in a brand new chapel to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.