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Last year it was the Crimea, this year it will be the Arctic, Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin makes clear during this week’s North Pole visit.

As iron ore prices reach a ten-year low Swedish mining giant LKAB has to start discharging workers.

By threatening to restrict entry to Svalbard for certain individuals, Norway is acting in defiance of the Svalbard treaty, the Russia’s Foreign Ministry says.

The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Finland show a clear, expected win by the opposition Centre Party. The party’s leader, 53-year-old millionaire Juha Sipilä from Oulu in northern Finland is poised to succeed Alexander Stubb as Finland’s next prime minister.

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Deputy Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s stay in Svalbard was exclusively connected with logistical purposes, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs underlines.

The Foreign Ministry wants an explanation from Russia’s ambassador to Oslo after minister visited Svalbard despite being on the list of people sanctioned after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. In Moscow First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Kalashnikov, is questioning Norway’s sovereignty of Svalbard.

Both procurator’s office and regional Ministry of Justice have earlier cleared the environmental organization from suspected political activity, but since they failed to voluntarily sign up as foreign agent, the risk is a fine of 300,000 to 500,000 rubles.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister left Norway’s Svalbard archipelago Saturday evening and flew to the North Pole. On Sunday, he started to send tweets making fun of Norwegian authorities.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Saturday posted several tweets from Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Rogozin is on EU and Norway’s sanction list of individuals not allowed entry.

Syktyvkar, capital of the Komi Republic, is declared the most dynamically growing city in the Russian part of the Barents Region.

The Northern Fleet’s destroyer “Severomorsk” is heading home after a five month long mission to the Mediterranean. On the way, the vessel will be conducting drills in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will not be present in next week’s Ministerial Meeting in Arctic Council, where the United States will take over chairmanship from Canada.

Development of the Northern Sea Route and adjacent bases and infrastructure is on top of the Arctic wish-list of Barents regional governors

Billions of state money are gone in thefts at the yard which is to build a lion’s share of Russia’s new offshore oil and gas equipment

More companies prepare to engage as the economic crisis pushes through a liberalization of Russian shelf regulations.

We need 222 billion rubles (€4.4 billion) for the implementation of our plans in the Arctic, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in the first meeting of Russia’s Arctic Commission.

Spending power among Russians is dramatically reduced as salaries fall and inflation hikes.

Finland´s Prime Minister and Foreign Minster say people in Finland should not be scared by Russia´s response to the Nordic countries´ plans for a tighter defense cooperation.

Many more nuclear powered submarines sail the Barents Sea and Arctic Oceans today than only a year ago. And more will come, as both new subs enter service and the Soviet built fleet will be modernized.

The Roslyakovo yard requests President Putin to stop Rosneft’s plans in Murmansk.

Nickel industry in Siberia and on the Kola Peninsula is very good business for investors. Norilsk Nickel set to pay €2,1 billion in dividends for 2014.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that moves by Finland and Sweden towards closer ties with NATO are of “special concern”.

State oil company Zarubezhneft considers to bring home the “Deep Venture” (“Valentin Shashin”).

A number of major corporations are calling for higher taxes on carbondioxide emissions and more ambitious climate goals than the red-green government.