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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.

Murmansk Oblast has so far received more than 2700 refugees from Eastern Ukraine and more are coming. They receive help from Murmansk Red Cross.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedyev on Friday signed and order prohibiting anonymous access to Wi-Fi in public places.

The borders between the countries in the Barents Region must be kept open for goods and people, leader of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat underlines. Local cross-border cooperation is a back-channel for continued interaction between the countries, he argues.

A law on penalties for concealing dual citizenship took effect in Russia on August 4.

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.