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The Chinese manufacturing company Poly Technologies will take part in construction of a railroad from the White Sea to the Urals through Komi.

Arctic sea ice was melting faster than usual in August. This year’s minimum sea ice extent is likely to be the third or fourth lowest in the satellite record. 

Norway’s Consulate General in Murmansk assures that urgent visa applications in Arkhangelsk still can be issued with express delivery. 

People participating in culture-, sport and Barents cooperation projects can from October apply for visa to Norway without paying a single ruble, says Marit Egholm Jacobsen with the Norwegian Consulate General in Murmansk.

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The world’s northernmost mining company lays off up to 150 at its Lunckefjell coalmine in Svea.

Two Norwegian researchers have crisscrossed the great underwater Arctic structure and obtained unique information about its geology.

The Faroese economy benefits greatly from its monopoly of the Russian salmon market. The islands’ biggest marine produce company, Bakkafrost, has seen its stock surge about 100 percent over the past year, including re-invested dividends.

Refugees find Arctic route to Norway via Russia, but appear to shun neighboring Finland.

The cuts in state funding are connected both to the increasing monopolization of the sector and to the difficult economic situation, Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy said.

Travelers from Arkhangelsk are told to apply at least one month prior to departure and should add another 770 rubles in fee.

The center will be conducting meteorological research, Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy says. 

After a decade with plenty of jobs, unemployment in Norway takes an upturn. 

As Russian President Vladimir arrives in Beijing for a state visit, oil company Rosneft announces drilling contract with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) in joint project with Statoil.

The Russian navy’s “Pyotr Veliky” needs extensive modernization, according to Moscow-based expert.

The crew for Russia´s first floating nuclear power station started their training in Saint Petersburg today. 

Penalty for peak pollution is equal to net profit from 4,7 seconds of operation. 

Major phosphorous producer Apatit boosts its capacity with up to 25 percent as it opens new mine in the Kola Peninsula.

Military forces in the Arctic will be strengthened with a naval fighter regiment and an anti-aircraft regiment by the end of 2015, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu says.

Regular military relations between Norway and Russia have been halted for more than a year, but the two countries’ Coast Guard Services continue cooperate on protection of borders and resources in the Barents Sea. 

In a bid to meet consumer demands in European Russia, company sends 3000 tons of frozen Pacific salmon across the Northern Sea Route.

Raw material prices plummet, but Russian mining and metallurgy companies still boost profits.

Chinese sailor Guo Chuan intends to make it from Murmansk to the Bering Strait in 14 days without engine power and pit stops.

Oil companies Gazprom Neft and Eni will lose big money on their offshore projects in the Barents Sea.

Russia threatens to destroy Norwegian fish entering the Eurasian Economic Union after the Norwegian Food Safety Authority denied inspectors of the Russian veterinary and biosecurity service from entering salmon and trout farms.