The infection which is haunting the aquaculture industry in the Kola Peninsula probably has its origin in Norway, a representative of Russian veterinary authorities says.

The company is closing down its biggest mine in the Kola Peninsula following plummeting raw material prices. Consequences will be dramatic for Zapolyarny, the industrial town located along the border to Norway.

More and more refugees from Syria and other countries choose to come to Norway via Russia. In the border town of Kirkenes a second refugee reception center is opening.

The last pipe has been laid at the 482 km long Polarled Pipeline, the first Norwegian pipeline stretching north of the Arctic Circle.



Finland’s Finance Ministry says Finnish public finances will remain in deficit until the end of the decade, even if government implements proposed deep spending cuts.

 “This sends a clear message to Russia that things aren’t so good when it comes to basic journalistic values in Norway either” The firing of BarentsObserver’s Editor Thomas Nilsen has led to massive reactions from journalists and other protectors of press freedom. 

Chinese companies will provide a lion’s share of the technology needed for Russian offshore energy projects, the government plans.

”We will continue to publish good Barents stories as long as we can”

They first refused to give the newspaper editorial freedom. Today they followed up with the dismissal of Editor Thomas Nilsen.

Activists briefly blockaded a Shell icebreaker in Portland, Oregon, USA in July 2015.

Results of its multi-billion dollar efforts in the Chukchi Sea have been “clearly disappointing,” states the oil giant.

70 years ago, on September 25 1945, the last Soviet troops left Norway, nearly one year after they liberated the region from Nazi occupation.

Both Gazprom and Rosneft want the license to the Murmanskoye field in the Barents Sea. 

The onslaught of the political elite in the Komi Republic expands as regional police arrests the mayor of Syktyvkar.

We should quickly agree with the Swedes about the formation of a defence alliance, head of the Finnish parliament defence committee says.

The Nenets organization Yasavey Manzara is the first indigenous peoples´ organization in the Barents Region to be declared as “foreign agents”.

Scientists from around the world have launched a new website which makes information about permafrost in the Arctic available to all. 

Finnmark Governor insists installation of new navigation marks along Russia’s heavily militarized Kola Peninsula coast must be completed before allowing shipment of spent nuclear fuel.

The Russian Federal Space Agency Roskosmos will open several centers for receiving and processing data from Earth remote sensing satellites in order to support Arctic development.

Bankruptcy looms for iron-ore miner Sydvaranger in Kirkenes as subcontractor stops deliveries of spare parts.

”The aircraft is a central part of the Government’s efforts to strengthen Norway’s defensive capabilities,” says Minister of Defence, Ine Eriksen Søreide. Unlike today’s fleet of F-16 fighters, the entire new fleet of combat aircrafts will be based south of the Arctic Circle.

Russia’s brand new frigate, the ”Admiral Gorshkov”,  is heading northwards to engage in test shooting in the White Sea.

Permafrost may be mostly invisible underground, but the consequences of its thawing will be anything but.

Although the Social Democrat / Green government has been in power for a year, this is the first time they will be governing with their ow

Prosecutors say Governor Vyacheslav Gaizer and 13 other high-ranking politicians are detained on suspicions of serious fraud. Experts believe the arrests rather are linked with political intrigues and controversies between powerful economic interests.

Vyacheslav Gaizer is detained by police suspected for leading a organized crime group in the Komi Republic.