Today 23 reserve officers from the Northern Fleet received state diplomas at a ceremony in Murmansk. They have been retrained for business administration.
People like these ex-officers are in demand at the labor market, says Konstantin Berezhny, Head of the Murmansk State Employment Center: “These are people who are used to discipline and to take responsibilities. They have strong voices and will probably become managers”.
The program for reeducation of Russian reserve officers is a joint project between the Murmansk Employment Center, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service and Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The program has been running since 2000 and was initially run by the two countries’ ministries of defense.
699 of the 727 former officers that have been reeducated have found new jobs or started their own business, GTRK Murman reports.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.