Arina Ulyanova

Murmansk State Humanities University

Content by Arina Ulyanova

Almost 5000 asylum seekers have crossed the Norwegian-Russian border since the European migrant crisis arose. The Norwegian government decides to toughen the asylum regulations.

With the Arctic becoming an object of steadily growing attention, Murmansk Oblast establishes the “Arctic University” to prepare Barents students for jobs in Arctic oil and gas projects. 

While election turnout in the neighboring countries is in serious decline, the Swedes still go massively to the polls.   

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. 

The Republic of Komi is the only region in Barents Russia where the number of HIV infections continues to increase. Last year, the region registered 38.6 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The number of murders in northern Russian regions has decreased threefold since the 1990s.

Employers in the Russian Arctic region owe their employees almost 180 million rubles.

Russia climbs four places in the World Happiness Ranking 2015. Meanwhile, neighboring Nordic countries appear to lose ground.