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.

What skills do you need to find a job in Finnmark, and who risks staying unemployed in Murmansk Oblast? BarentsObserver presents a list of the most demanded professions in Northern Norway and Russia. 

Finnish exports to Russia have been declining since 2013, when Russia was still Finland’s largest trading partner.

The detention of the “Arctic Sunrise” and the arrest of 30 eco-activists following the Greenpeace campaign in the Pechora Sea was illegal and must be compensated, a court in the Hague decides.

Norwegian business leaders and academics interviewed by Yle’s Swedish-language news service say they are disappointed in the overall level of Swedish language skills among its job applicants from Finland.

A Chinese investment fund acquires 9,9 percent of the Yamal LNG project.

The two countries have together managed the rich fish stocks in the Barents Sea for almost half a century. Now, they again engage in their annual joint marine research expedition.

The falling price of oil is also dragging the kroner and rouble down.

Norway takes measures as the influx of refugees across its Arctic border to Russia increases.

Supported by high demands and a weak ruble, Russian mineral fertilizer company Phosagro boosts profits.

Gazprom Neft has brought its second well into production at the Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea.

Slump in Russian tourists to Rovaniemi is bad news for Christmas-themed business. 

While the overall use of passenger cars in the European Union has decreased, in Norway it is growing at full speed. 

The Russian Northern Fleet launches major war games on the banks of the Yenisey river.

The most powerful weapon in history of humanity, the 58 megaton “Tsar-bomba” detonated over Novaya Zemlya in 1961, will be on display when Rosatom celebrates 70 years of nuclear industry.

The nuclear-powered icebreaker “50 Years of Victory” recently completed Russia’s 100th visit to the North Pole with a surface vessel. 

State company Rosneft files law suit against the Ministry of Natural Resources over the right to develop the East-Taimyr license.

Will be the first airline to offer scheduled international flights to Longyearbyen in the Norwegian Arctic.

Royal Dutch Shell won permission on Monday to start deep drilling at a Chukchi Sea exploration well, opening the way for the company to reach oil.

Hillary Clinton used Twitter on Tuesday to declare her opposition to Arctic offshore drilling, and her brief statement was applauded by environmentalists, but denounced by Republicans.

There will be no joint counting of polar bears this year as Russian authorities reject Norwegian reseachers’ entry to the Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land.