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.
President Vladimir Putin today honoured participants of last years North Pole expeditions with medals. We are happy that we executed the task for the Motherland now we will not leave the Arctic, expedition leader Artur Chilingarov said to the president.
North Norwegian city of Tromsø is planning to apply for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. However, recent disagreement within the local Olympic committee is threatening to hamper the plans. On Wednesday, Mr. Petter Rønningen was appointed new committee leader.