Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.

The National Archives of Norway are marking Liberation Day by releasing newly digitalized photos and documents from Northern Norway from the period 1944-1945.

The world’s largest traditional sailing ship «Sedov» has cancelled two port visits to Norway. – Politics is not the reason, says ship owner.

As Russia is preparing for the largest Victory Day celebrations ever, an official delegation from Murmansk is travelling in Eastern Finnmark to pay tribute to Russians and Norwegians who fell during WWII.

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

The head of Finland’s Sámi Parliament told a United Nations gathering in New York that the Finnish government has robbed her people of their right to define themselves by failing to sign up to an international convention on indigenous people’s rights.

Electric car number 50,000 was recently registered in Norway, two years ahead of planned schedule.

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

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

Both procurator’s office and regional Ministry of Justice have earlier cleared the environmental organization from suspected political activity, but since they failed to voluntarily sign up as foreign agent, the risk is a fine of 300,000 to 500,000 rubles.

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

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.

An exhibition of Norway’s much acclaimed new series of bank notes will for the first time be shown abroad – in Murmansk.

Prosecutors in Murmansk end their case against the man behind the popular Bloger51 news site.