Languages

Russia’s leading icebreaker yard, the Baltiysky Zavod, is more than two years behind schedule in the contruction of the country’s new generation diesel-engined icebreakers.

Russian authorities are considering establishing a ‘reindeer police force’ to help combat crime in the Yamalo-Nenets tundra region.

The Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner accuses Norway for terror against Russian families living in the country and claims that Norwegian child welfare authorities have taken 55 children away from Russian mothers in course of the last three years.

Governors’ elections will be abolished and the governance of Arctic territories is likely to be transferred to a new Ministry of the Arctic.

Owner

Partners

The “Saturn” lost one of its lifeboats and got its helipad destroyed in last week’s Arctic storm, pictures of the rig show.

The most comprehensive and long-standing cooperation the U.S. has in the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions might end as Russia says no new projects are envisioned for 2015. “A big setback,” says nuclear physicist Nils Bøhmer with the Bellona Foundation.

Russia deploys its newest and most advanced anti-aircraft missile system, the S-400, near the borders to Norway and Finland.

Drilling rig ”GSP Saturn” arrives in Murmansk after a troublesome voyage through stormy Arctic waters.

Statistical trends indicate growth in higher education in the Barents Region. Still, some big contrasts dominate the regional picture, with the Swedish counties on top and the Russian at the bottom.

Gazprom Neft has so far shipped 200,000 tons of oil from its platform in the Russian Arctic.

Despite improved road standards, lethal car accidents continue to haunt travellers in the Barents Region. More than 600 people will die on regional roads this year.

Norwegian aquaculture equipment supplier AKVA Group has concluded a NOK 63.2 million contract with Russian Sea Group on delivery of salmon farming gear.

Despite sanctions and an aggravating economic crisis, unemployment in Russia appears to be on the decline.

The first video game conceived and produced by an indigenous organization is drawing eyes in an industry mired in bitter disputes over issues of representation.

Coastal areas between Russia and Norway will be included in a new natural park, aimed at protecting local nature and regulating tourist activities.

Former Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre has been appointed manager of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic. -

“We cannot live with the stigma of being traitors and will appeal this decision,” says Tatiana Kulbakina, member of Humanist Youth Movement, which is the first NGO in Murmansk to be decleared as foreign agents.

Rumors are flying like the storm that hit the Romanian built jack-up rig “Saturn” near the island Kolgoyev last Friday.

Moscow is getting ready to fuel China’s energy-hungry economy and is using Arctic assets in its bargain. Not only will Russian Arctic gas flow towards Beijing, China is also likely to get new footholds in offshore assets.

Civic engagement is moving online as My City takes hold outside its native Russia. Tromsø is the most recent city to get the interactive map, using it to decide what the city will look like in 30 years.

Prime Minister Alexander Stubb says Finland needs to stay close to the European Union but also maintain good ties with Russia as the Ukrainian crisis stretches on.

The powerful party is revoking the member ticket of Vasily Shabir, the former regional Duma chairman, now locked up in jail suspected of fraud.

The Norwegian Air Force has for the first time intercepted Russia’s newest jet fighter, the Su-34 off the northeastern coast of Norway.

With painful memories of the Kursk disaster, the Russian navy has created an emergency chamber on its latest “Severodvinsk” submarine. This weekend, the crew tested it in Zapadnaya Litsa.