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Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.

Map from Igarka to Dudinka to Norilsk Russia.

The 2014 International Field School in Siberia this July studies the effects of permafrost thaw on Russian cities.

Elena Larionova worked relentlessly to promote cross-border journalism cooperation in the Barents Region and was one of the founding-mothers of the journalism network Barents Press.

From October, Russia switches from permanent summer time to permanent winter time.

HAPARANDA: Norwagon founder Matthew Lynch is aimed on getting adventurous persons to far-flung spots on low cost.

Former head of Barents Regional Council enters the office when Rune Rafaelsen steps down on November 1st this year.

Students from developing countries will get both the coolest and hottest University campus when Cape East in Haparanda now transfers to education.

At least 16 people are presumed dead and two others were wounded when a helicopter carrying top regional officials and senior company officials from Apatit crashed in a lake south of Murmansk on Saturday.

Virtual courses help people and schools in Northern Finland. Irja Jefremoff from Ivalo gives lectures in Sami culture and history.

Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.

Sámi language-speaking voices that made waves on the radio now have their own broadcast on television. A new TV station in Inari has given Sámi people a platform to spread Sámi culture outside of their northern home.

From times to times news from Murmansk makes it to the headlines in Russian media. This time the story is of the more exotic sort. The circus crocodile Fedya was injured when the circus’ stout accountant fell on him in a car mishap.

Sushi now makes 10 percent of Norway’s seafood purchases.

We can close down and ban Twitter and Facebook in Russia any time we want and see no risks connected with this, deputy head of Russia’s state media watchdog says.