Dmitry Medvedev to depart for the Arctic from Murmansk

Instead of the RF President Vladimir Putin who should have arrived to Murmansk on the 20th of March, the Murmansk airport expects now Dmitry Medvedev. “It is expected that on the 29th of March the Head of the Government will leave for the Arctic to inspect military facilities on the Franz Josef Land. Visit to Barneo drifting station is not in the schedule,” source... read more →

Putin to visit Murmansk on March, 20

As SeverPost has been informed in the Murmansk airport, the President is expected to arrive to Murmansk and further proceed to the Arctic with the first tour of Barneo-2017 expedition. Every year the Barneo drifitng station bacomes the Russian research  base in the Arctic. It starts working in April when the conditions are favourable for constructing the camp - the ice...read more →

Persona non grata

Last Wednesday while travelling through Borisoglebsk border crossing point Thomas Nilsen learnt he had been denied entry to Russia for five years. The pro-Russia journalist from Norway was refused entry as the person considered to be a threat to national security. The entry ban that the Barents Observer editor straightly highlighted in his web-outlet has...read more →

Murmansk region: the voter turnout reduced by 10% against 2011

“According to the latest information, the voter turnout in the Murmansk region during the regional and the State Duma elections was 40 per cent,” reported the Chief Electoral Officer of the Murmansk region Anton Bogomolov at the press-conference on preliminary voting results. He mentioned that in 2011 the voting turnout was around 50 per cent. According to...read more →

Murmansk municipality accused of impeding professional activities of local journalists

The SeverPost journalists asked the regional prosecutor’s office to carry out an inspection and bring on a criminal case on the charges of impeding of legal professional activities of journalists. The responsibility for legal abuse falls on Yelena Malishkina - the head of department for informational/analytical work and communication with mass media of the Murmansk...read more →

Northern holidays of the Prime Minister

The Khibins welcomed the Prime-Minister Dmitriy Medvedev with the clear sky and the bright sun. The "Big Woog" slope workers and security staff made their best to provide the high guest with comfort rest.  The information about the plans that Chairman of the Russian Government would visit the main ski resort of the Murmansk regionappeared in several Media at the end of...read more →

Ex-speaker of the Murmansk regional Duma to remain behind the bars

Murmansk region court let without changes the verdict to Vasiliy Shambir guilty for the theft of extremely large amounts of money and swindling. Earlier the ex-speaker of Murmansk regionalDuma was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment and 800 thousand rubles fine.  - I bet my children and everything I have and what is left in me from a human being, I did not steal any...read more →