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The government proposes the adoption of a Norwegian-style license model for the shelf, but encounters fierce protest from state companies Rosneft and Gazprom.

More than half of the pollution in Murmansk Oblast comes from Europe, and especially Norway, a representative from the regional ministry of ecology claims.

Oil companies reluctant to invest in the Barents Sea due to low oil price get surprise aid from Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien.

Russia works seven days a week with new highway to the border, but the Norwegian Public Roads Administration today announced that the new highway on their side will not open before 2017.

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After years of planning, the first steps of tearing down and moving the Arctic town of Kiruna started today in Sweden.

A majority of the people living in the Arctic wants to continue cooperation with Russia despite the conflict in Ukraine. Norwegians are most in favor of diplomatic and cooperative approaches, a new survey shows.

Hurrah, we did it! One of the youngest ever expeditions makes it to the North Pole point.

Russia plans to build four icebreakers for naval forces in the Arctic and Far East. Construction of the first vessel, “Ilya Muromets”, started in Saint Petersburg on Thursday.

An Ontario company is proposing the idea of small floating nuclear stations to power mining sites and towns in the Arctic.

UPDATE: The launch of a missile from the Plesetsk Space Center flops. The weapon landed near a local village.

The environmental organization Bellona Murmansk has been fined 50,000 rubles for failing to voluntary register as a foreign agent.

Russia’s first floating nuclear power station for use in the Arctic will be ready by October 2016.

”This will generate value for the Norwegian people for decades,” says Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tord Lien with the thumb up for Arctic drilling as the Goliat platform arrives Hammerfest.

Last year it was the Crimea, this year it will be the Arctic, Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin makes clear during this week’s North Pole visit.

As iron ore prices reach a ten-year low Swedish mining giant LKAB has to start discharging workers.

By threatening to restrict entry to Svalbard for certain individuals, Norway is acting in defiance of the Svalbard treaty, the Russia’s Foreign Ministry says.

The results of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Finland show a clear, expected win by the opposition Centre Party. The party’s leader, 53-year-old millionaire Juha Sipilä from Oulu in northern Finland is poised to succeed Alexander Stubb as Finland’s next prime minister.

Deputy Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s stay in Svalbard was exclusively connected with logistical purposes, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs underlines.

The Foreign Ministry wants an explanation from Russia’s ambassador to Oslo after minister visited Svalbard despite being on the list of people sanctioned after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. In Moscow First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Leonid Kalashnikov, is questioning Norway’s sovereignty of Svalbard.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister left Norway’s Svalbard archipelago Saturday evening and flew to the North Pole. On Sunday, he started to send tweets making fun of Norwegian authorities.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Saturday posted several tweets from Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Rogozin is on EU and Norway’s sanction list of individuals not allowed entry.

Syktyvkar, capital of the Komi Republic, is declared the most dynamically growing city in the Russian part of the Barents Region.

The Northern Fleet’s destroyer “Severomorsk” is heading home after a five month long mission to the Mediterranean. On the way, the vessel will be conducting drills in the Norwegian Sea and Barents Sea.

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will not be present in next week’s Ministerial Meeting in Arctic Council, where the United States will take over chairmanship from Canada.