The cuts in state funding are connected both to the increasing monopolization of the sector and to the difficult economic situation, Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy said.

Travelers from Arkhangelsk are told to apply at least one month prior to departure and should add another 770 rubles in fee.

The center will be conducting meteorological research, Minister of Natural Resources Sergey Donskoy says. 



After a decade with plenty of jobs, unemployment in Norway takes an upturn. 

As Russian President Vladimir arrives in Beijing for a state visit, oil company Rosneft announces drilling contract with China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) in joint project with Statoil.

The Russian navy’s “Pyotr Veliky” needs extensive modernization, according to Moscow-based expert.

The crew for Russia´s first floating nuclear power station started their training in Saint Petersburg today. 

Penalty for peak pollution is equal to net profit from 4,7 seconds of operation. 

Major phosphorous producer Apatit boosts its capacity with up to 25 percent as it opens new mine in the Kola Peninsula.

Military forces in the Arctic will be strengthened with a naval fighter regiment and an anti-aircraft regiment by the end of 2015, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu says.

Regular military relations between Norway and Russia have been halted for more than a year, but the two countries’ Coast Guard Services continue cooperate on protection of borders and resources in the Barents Sea. 

In a bid to meet consumer demands in European Russia, company sends 3000 tons of frozen Pacific salmon across the Northern Sea Route.

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.