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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.

Development of the Northern Sea Route and adjacent bases and infrastructure is on top of the Arctic wish-list of Barents regional governors

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Billions of state money are gone in thefts at the yard which is to build a lion’s share of Russia’s new offshore oil and gas equipment

More companies prepare to engage as the economic crisis pushes through a liberalization of Russian shelf regulations.

We need 222 billion rubles (€4.4 billion) for the implementation of our plans in the Arctic, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said in the first meeting of Russia’s Arctic Commission.

Spending power among Russians is dramatically reduced as salaries fall and inflation hikes.

Finland´s Prime Minister and Foreign Minster say people in Finland should not be scared by Russia´s response to the Nordic countries´ plans for a tighter defense cooperation.

Many more nuclear powered submarines sail the Barents Sea and Arctic Oceans today than only a year ago. And more will come, as both new subs enter service and the Soviet built fleet will be modernized.

The Roslyakovo yard requests President Putin to stop Rosneft’s plans in Murmansk.

Nickel industry in Siberia and on the Kola Peninsula is very good business for investors. Norilsk Nickel set to pay €2,1 billion in dividends for 2014.

Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that moves by Finland and Sweden towards closer ties with NATO are of “special concern”.

State oil company Zarubezhneft considers to bring home the “Deep Venture” (“Valentin Shashin”).

A number of major corporations are calling for higher taxes on carbondioxide emissions and more ambitious climate goals than the red-green government.

Nordic Defence Ministers say Russian aggression and violations of international law and other international agreements forces a more coordinated Nordic preparedness against possible crises or incidents.

Russia’s largest Arctic port has its biggest downturn in more than ten years, while neigboring Norwegian ports boost their volumes.

Russia’s ruble strengthened to below 53 to US Dollar on Thursday, up 32 percent since end of January. On the Norwegian side of the border, a new mall is hoping for more Russian shoppers.

Johs Kalvemo is perfectly happy in a state of undress. A man who might well be a fish in his next life, he doesn’t mind in the slightest walking around clad in nothing more than a swimsuit. No one could accuse him of being self-important – but perhaps nudity is part of the image?

Officers from Russia are inspecting military camps in Northern Norway as part of the Vienna agreement of 2011.

Kåre Simensen, Member of Norwegian Parliament, dislikes the cold shoulder Western leaders give Russia by not going to Moscow on May 9 and mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory.

The Arctic sea ice extent in March was the lowest for that month since satellite records began nearly 40 years ago.

Support for Finland joining Nato is far higher among members of the Finnish Reservists’ Association than in the rest of the country.

The nuclear submarine “Oryol” was not seriously damaged in Tuesday’s fire at Zvezdochka shipyard, and will be ready for service again by the end of 2016.

The sharp downturn in Russian economy is putting the job market in strain. “The situation is under control”, the country’s minister of employment argues.