Greenpeace’s icebreaker «Arctic Sunrise» left Murmansk last night, after having being arrested by Russian authorities for nine months.

A Russian military aircraft will be conducting an inspection flight over Norway later this month as part of the Open Skies Treaty.

Three large landing ships from the Northern Fleet are conducting shooting exersises at the Rybachii Peninsula, just few kilometers from the Norwegian border.

More than three years after it was built, the nuclear service vessel ”Rossita” for the first time loaded radioactive wastes from a dump site in the Kola Peninsula.



As a response to the sanctions from the international community, Russia is creating a list of ”aggressor states”, in which all EU countries will be included.

The Russian Arctic region is accumulating debts as spending increases. At the same time, Moscow ups pressure on regional economies.

As commercial shipping in icy waters picks pace, the Russian nuclear powered icebreaker fleet will no longer conduct tourist visits to the North Pole.

The state-owned company will hire 2000 people in connection with the development of its new Arctic base infrastructure in Murmansk.

The power and greatness of our Navy will multiply, Russian President Vladimir Putin underlined as captains of the country’s most lethal vessels greeted their head commander and fighter jets covered the Murmansk sky.

The most appropriate place to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world is at the festival Riddu Riđđu in Northern Norway.

Phosagro, Russia’s biggest producer of mineral fertilizers, cuts costs and boosts profits, and now considers the construction of a new plant in the Kola Peninsula.

One of the youngest and most dynamic cities in the Barents Region is about to lose some of its best innovators.

The drilling rig is on its way towards far-Arctic Russian waters as part of the controversial cooperation between ExxonMobil and Rosneft.

A Norwegian seismic vessel has started mapping of the disputed shelf around the Svalbard archipelago.

The Norwegian oil company did not discover much-desired hydrocarbons at the Atlantis structure in the Barents Sea. Meanwhile, the Austrian OMV is drilling with success at its neighboring license areas.

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.

Effective eradication techniques and robust monitoring of invasive species in High North waters are still elusive to some of the researchers studying them.

Nikel, Russia is home of a nickel smelting plant.

Norilsk Nickel should move to a functioning, upgraded plant to stop pollution from Nikel.

From October, Russia switches from permanent summer time to permanent winter time.

Russia’s development of new air force bases in the Arctic are linked with the country’s growing oil and gas activities in the region and the upcoming delimitation of the Arctic shelf, an analyst says.

Hammerfest, a former struggling fishing community, is now a gateway to the world’s northernmost liquefied natural gas facilities.

Low energy prices are giving a turbulent situation for the biggest wind power project Europe, the Markbygden plant in northern Sweden.

While foreign countries over the last 20 years have cashed out for scrapping Russia’s Cold War fleet of nuclear submarines, Moscow puts its money into building new advanced vessels for underwater warfare.

IMF says Russia’s GDP risks to fall starkly to the downside this year. However, June had a 10 percent increase in travel from Murmansk region to Norway.