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The diesel-electric submarine “Novorossiysk” completed a series of tests in Arctic conditions by firing a cruise missile from the Barents Sea. The submarine will soon leave for the Black Sea.

Rosneft President Igor Sechin wants all Russian oil and gas companies to buy offshore technology from only one construction plant, the Zvezda yard outside Vladivostok. 

Improved computer simulations suggest that the Arctic will see its first ice-free summer in 20150, a decade earlier than previously projected.

The export values of Norwegian seafood recorded in the first half of 2015 is the highest ever, amounting to €3.78 billion.

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One of the most liberal representatives in the upper chamber of parliament is ejected from his post.

We will nose out and destroy all foodstuff imported illegally from countries subjected to the sanction regime, Russian authorities say.

The Governor of Svalbard wants to know the identity of all air passenger arriving to the Arctic archipelago. 

The Republic of Komi is the only region in Barents Russia where the number of HIV infections continues to increase. Last year, the region registered 38.6 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

There might never be built a nuclear powerplant at Pyhäjoki, northern Finland, unless energy company Fortum gets control over the mighty hydropower resources in Northwest Russia.

Russia’s only oil drilling rig in the Arcitc, the Prirazlomnaya platform, has now produced over 4 million barrels of crude oil.

Nearly 15,000 Russians had immigrated to Norway by 2012. New research shows that a third of them choose to live in the northern part of the country.

Researchers fear they might never see their samples taken near the sunken nuclear submarine “K-159”. 

For the first time since 1947 Norwegian and Russian authorities are adjusting the 196 kilometers long border between the two countries. 

Northern Russian women may retire already at 50, but for some this is pure theory.

Oil company Rosneft is conducting seismic mapping of two of its key lisence areas in the Pechora Sea.

Three of Russia’s newest strategic nuclear submarines will start combat training in Arctic waters this year.

The Russian Besovets airport near Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, is made capable of handling all kind of military and transport aircrafts.

Consequences for cross-border traveling and cooperation could be dramatic as Schengen countries and Russia tit-for-tat introduce biometric visas.

The Northern Fleet has established a special unit which is cleaning up the huge amounts of scrap metal left rusting along Russia’s Arctic coast.

French company Total’s failed adventure in the Barents Sea comes to end as Gazprom buys its 25 percent stake in the Shtokman Development AG. 

Since June 2015, distribution of many everyday goods, such as toothpaste and cleaning products, is a complicated case in Russia. New federal regulations on alcohol consumption state that products containing over 0.5 percent alcohol are subject to licensing.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has approved a new maritime doctrine that focuses on naval presence in the Arctic and the Atlantic. 

The two companies’ first ever joint drilling operations could result in the development of a major new Arctic oil field. 

The “Yuri Ivanov” will patrol in the Arctic and keep a close eye on neighbor and NATO member Norway.

So far this year 58 asylum seekers have crossed the border from Russian into Norway. 55 of them came from Syria.