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Having opened up for discussions on the Crimean crisis, newspaper editor Yevgeny Belyanchikov is confronted with extremism accusations from the regional prosecutors.

Barents Institute Director Aileen Espiritu says the new journal certainty will highlight cross-border research in the Barents Region for an international audience.

Having opened up for discussions on the Crimean crisis, newspaper editor Yevgeny Belyanchikov is confronted with extremism accusations from the regional prosecutors.

Barents Institute Director Aileen Espiritu says the new journal certainty will highlight cross-border research in the Barents Region for an international audience.

While Russia just recorded the first natural population growth since the collapse of the Soviet Union, it’s the other way around for Murmansk.

Northern Russians and Finns are the by far biggest drinkers in the Barents Region. They are also the ones with the highest homicide and suicide rates, figures from Patchwork Barents show.

MURMANSK: Yury Smirnov can’t longer promote Nordic-Russian cooperation on the Kola Peninsula. In addition; President of Nordic Council called off planned visit to Murmansk because of the tense situation with Russia.

Unlike photos you have seen of opposition demos in Russia, none police officers were visible when one of the largest demonstrations in Murmansk in recent years took place in support of the Russian speaking population on Crimea.

Lars Monsen and his dogs had to cross in between puddles and slushy snow when approaching checkpoint Kirkenes early Tuesday morning. Europe’s longest sled dog race is about to melt away in the unseasonably warm weather.

ROVANIEMI: Rovaniemi is preparing to host the 2014 Winter Swimming World Championship in March. 1200 participants from 33 countries have already signed up for the games.

Only two of ten Russians in the Barents Region say they do regular physical exercise. Will the Olympic Games in Sochi help the Russians get better shaped?

Football players and cross-country skiers already in the 1960s crossed the borders between East and West to compete. Today, sports continues to be a core part in the Barents Cooperation.

MURMANSK. As Russia is organizing it’s first ever Olympic Winter Games, Murmansk is building a multi-million euro new Nordic skiing complex just a stroll from the city center.

The national statistical offices in the Barents Region are taking the first steps towards establishing a permanent cross-border statistical cooperation.

Norwegian and Finnish road authorities have agreed to establish joint projects to improve road standards on two different roads connecting the countries’ northern regions.