According to the latest income-tax return, one person in Murmansk reports having had an income of more than one billion rubles (app. €24,5 million) in 2011.
According to the Federal Tax Service, 17 persons reported having incomes of more than 100 million rubles (app. €2,45 million) and 101 persons earned more than 10 million rubles. This is four persons more than in the previous tax return campaign.
When Bjørne Kvernmo docked his ship, “Havsel,” at the port in Tromsø this month, he knew it would be the end of a tradition he’s kept up for 40 years. With his return, northern Norway’s long-standing seal hunt had finally come to a close.
According to a doctoral dissertation to be published by the University of Helsinki, the indigenous Sámi people of Northern Finland generally have lower cancer rates than the rest of the country’s population.