The 29th Midnight Sun Film Festival held in Sodankylä, Lapland, wrapped up Sunday. 25,000 visitors flocked to see films in the northern cult festival.
KAUTOKEINO: Even though the Kildin Sámi language is at risk of dying out, the culture and traditions can be saved through music.
A remote Norwegian island is nearly ready to start producing the first-ever batch of Arctic whiskey, an expression, they are sure will be a hit on the market.
When Bjørne Kvernmo docked his ship, “Havsel,” at the port in Tromsø this month, he knew it would be the end of a tradition he’s kept up for 40 years. With his return, northern Norway’s long-standing seal hunt had finally come to a close.
Oleg Birlinskiy knows he took a risk.
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Hålogaland Theater performed Hamlet in Arkhangelsk. Many of the audience said that the performance stands out from all the other Hamlet interpretations they have seen before.
Finnish director Maija Kaipainen from YLE won the Grand Prix prize under Northern Character film festival 2012, while Norwegian director Per Kristian Olsen won the documentary prize.
The Norwegian actress Gørild Mauseth is preparing to play the role as Lev Tolstoj’s Anna Karenina at a theatre in Vladivostok. On her way there she will make stops in Murmansk and Solovki.
In Russia’s far northern Navy base of Kotelny, Arctic soldiers gathered in a brand new chapel to celebrate Orthodox Christmas.
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KIROVSK: Director Renny Harlin chooses Kirovsk and the surronding Khibiny mountains as location for his latest film with the working title ”The Dyatlov Pass Incident”.
North Norwegian folk rock band Senjahopen plays its first ever concert abroad in Murmansk this weekend.
ARKHANGELSK: Two decades of relations-building was marked when the Margaritinskaya trade fair took place this weekend.