Info signs in Chinese in the Murmansk airport

New information signs in Chinese language will be installed in the Murmansk airport. Each month around three thousand tourists from China arrive to Murmansk eager to see Polar lights, snow and real winter. “The info signs are being prepared now. The first ones shall be installed to indicate the location of toilets in the airport,” told the airport’s business... read more →

An African native hided out from the Police in the Murmansk region

During a regular police raid a Sudan national was detained in Titan settlement near Kirovsk who had been hiding from the Migration Service for a year. The detainee has spent quite a long period of time in Russia. He graduated from a Russian University in Krasnodar region and decided to stay in Russia. Later he moved to Moscow. Though he didn’t not legalize his stay in...read more →

Revival of years-long friendship

The recent years were the turning point for the cross-border cooperation between Russia, Norway and Finland. Ruble devaluation, sanctions, decreased tourist traffic and trade turnover seemed to be destructive enough to put an end to the years-long cross-border cooperation. Though in less than two years decision-makers of the Northern regions start talking about the revival of...read more →

Norwegian politician about fish export: “Perhaps, Trump will help us”

“Perhaps, Trump will help us” – said Deputy Mayor of Tromsø at journalist interview regarding the future perspectives of fish export from Northern Norway. “Norwegian fish is considered to be the best in the world and I want Tromsø locals to be proud of that! Now when you, journalists, have heard this, you can write it in your articles....read more →

Mayor of Kirkenes comments upon the fence along Russian-Norwegian border

Mayor of Kirkenes Rune Rafaelsen shared with journalists his opinion on the steel fence built along the Russian-Norwegian border.  He stated that the reason for such measures lies only within the Norwegian Government’s decision, since, according to him, “there has never been any illegal migration through  Storskog border crossing point”, while the...read more →

Delegation from Murmansk participates in the Arctic Frontiers 2017

Delegation from the Murmansk region is currently participating in the Arctic Frontiers 2017international conference. The opening ceremony in Tromsø was attended by the Minister of Economic Development of the Murmansk region Yelena Tikhonova. The Norwegian Consul General in Murmansk also participates in the conference. This year the Governor of the Murmansk region...read more →

Finland to take over сhairmanship in the Arctic Council

In May 2017 Finland will take over сhairmanship of the Arctic Council. This was announced by the Prime-Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä during the international Arctic Frontiers conference. “We take it very seriously along with all the other issues. The Arctic Council has been functioning for many years now and became a valuable international arena actively ...read more →

18.6 thousand travelers headed for Norway and Finland during New Year holidays

During December, 30 – January, 8 the Salla, Lotta and Borisoglebsk border crossing checkpoints processed 18633 travelers and 7033 vehicles. Last year these figures were 19520 and 7743 respectively. During the New Year holidays the Salla checkpoint was crossed by 7123 travelers (against 7743 last year) and 2905 vehicles (3205 last year). On December, 30-31 and...read more →

3 Moroccans detained at the Russian-Finnish border

In Kandalaksha the FSB has detained 3 Morocco nationals who tryed to illegally cross the border. Investigation revealed that the Moroccans arrived to Moscow with one-entry Russian tourist visa and then hired a taxi to reach the border area.  “The detainees had personal items, tablet PCs, mobile phones and some food with them. Further they planned to illegally cross

13.9 thousand Finnish visas issued in 2016 to Murmansk region residents

During January- November 2016 the Finnish Consulate in Murmansk received around 13.9 thousand visa applications. In November there were about 2 thousand applicants. For reference, in November 2015 the Consulate issued 1.3 thousand Finnish visas and in December – 2 thousand. Totally in 2015 the Finnish Consulate processed 24.5 thousand applications. “Altogether in

Head of the Pechenga in charge the Council of cross-border municipalities

Head of the Pechenga district Eduard Zatona took on leadership in the Council of northern cross-border municipalities. According to its charter, the Chairman of the Council is conferred the powers for one year. The decision was taken on an extraordinary meeting of the Council on the 22nd of November in Inari, Finland. Currently the Council plans to summarize the ideas

Norwegians reviewed launching the Kirkenes-Murmansk flight

FlyViking air company that had earlier proposed launching flights from North Norway to Murmansk changes its plans. Murmansk Mayor Andrey Sysoyev met with the delegation from Sør Varanger to discuss perspectives of the new air routes.  Following the meeting representatives of the Norwegian air company proposed launching flight Kirkenes-Murmansk in the nearest time.

Representative of South African Embassy called Murmansk region a neighbor

Minister Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of South Africa Henry William Short called the Murmansk region a neighbor region. He also added that the Republic of South Africa looks forward to productive cooperation on the regional level. “We deeply appreciate the new opportunity that opened for us in the course of the Murmansk International Business Week. We’ve had

Murmansk fishermen to reduce trawling in the Barents Sea

Major cod and haddock producers fishing in the Barents Sea (the Union of Fishery Enterprises in the North, Groups of companies”Norebo” and “F.E.S.T”, OJSC Archangelsk Trawl Fleet) have signed agreement on mitigation of bottom trawling fishing on the ecosystems of the Barents and Norwegian Seas. “The ecological importance of this agreement can

FSB in Murmansk detained a foreign ship with drugs onboard. VIDEO

During the border control the transport refrigerator “Frio Petropavlovsk” under St Kitts and Nevis flag intending to leave the Russian Federation was detained by the Federal Security Service due to the fact of discovering a hiding with cannabis and its derivatives. The drugs were detected by a trained dog in the refrigerating compartment of the vessel. A

Murmansk region and Norwegian Troms signed declaration on cooperation

The Governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun and Chairperson of the Administration of Norwegian county Troms Cecilie Myrseth signed Declaration on priority directions of cooperation for 2017-2019. The Declaration is focused on projects and activities in the fields of economy, education, healthcare, culture, sports, youth policy and environmental safety. Cecilie Myrseth