Some 1000 parents and children in the Komi Republic have received help through the Barents cooperation program “Children and youth at risk”.

Alexander Stubb, famous in the Barents Region for branding the north as the world´s most sexy region, is put on track to take over after Jyrki Katainen.

The Nord Stream pipeline

Both the Finnish and the Swedish governments grant permits to Nord Stream gas pipe to utilize their exclusive economic zones.

Mr Tamerlan Taizaev has been appointed new Deputy Governor on regional policy in Arkhangelsk Oblast.

Norway and Russia might soon solve the 40 year old boundary conflict in the Barents Sea, says Rune Rafaelsen, head of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat.

Read all the articles related to the historical state visit to Norway by Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev. After almost 40 years of negotiations Norway and Russia reached a deal on maritime delimitation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

The Barents agreement between Norway and Russia has brought attention to Canada’s strained relations with Russia over the arctic region.

Mari Kiviniemi

In one of her first statements to the press, Finland’s upcoming prime minister Mari Kiviniemi said she will invite her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to join her for moose hunting.

Halonen, Medvedev (

The Barents cooperation and movements towards visa-free rules are two of the themes that will be high on the agenda when Russia’s President Dmitri Medvedev meets with Finland’s President Tarja Halonen on Tuesday.

Norwegian Days in Murmansk.

The Norwegian Government sends its biggest delegation ever to Russia for the political talks following the signing of the agreement on border delineation in the Barents Sea.


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been named the fourth most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine.


Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is visiting Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk today. He will lead a meeting on the state armament program for 2011-2020 and visit the Sevmash shipbuilding company.

Despite repeatedly critics from UN and EU, Finland has no intention to ratify ILO-Convention No. 169.

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev

The Norwegian-Russian Barents Sea border treaty will become law in 30 days.

Autumn breeze normally brings an endless flow of events to Arkhangelsk. This year is no exception. See slide show from the opening of the annual Margaritinskaya fair.