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.
Minister of Interior in the Republic of Karelia recently accused regional politicians and businessmen of trying to push on police officials investigating cases of corruption. An investigation based on the allegations, failed to bring evidence.
The financial problems of Norilsk Nickel are spreading to public life in Murmansk. This week the Monchegorsk-Severonickel bandy club announced that it is dissolving following stop in financing from the mining and metallurgy company.