16.01.2017
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Norwegian salmon infection is no threat to the Murmansk fish

12.01.17

The outbreak of infectious salmon anemia detected in Norwegian Finnmark doesn’t threaten the Murmansk fish population, reports the Chairman of Veterinary Committee of the Murmansk region Alexey Kasatkin.

“Owing to the large distance and no business ties with this Norwegian fishery, there is zero probability our fish will get infected. There are lots of fisheries in Norway and unfortunately they encounter such infection outbreaks more often,” explained Alexey Kasatkin.

He also told that in spring the “Russkoye More” fishery will purchase juvenile fish from a different vendor. The details are yet unknown since the Committee hasn’t yet received purchasing order.

We shall remind that according to Dr Kristina Landsverk, Chief Veterinary Officer (Kleppnes, Finnmark), there has been detected an outbreak of infectious salmon anemia (ISA) at Grieg Seafood fishery which is growing over 1.3 mln salmon species. 


11.01.17

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

29.12.16

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

27.12.16

“Marshall Ustinov” cruiser arrived to Severomorsk after modernization

The main base of the Northern Fleet Severomorsk received the “Marshall Ustinov” missile cruiser that returned from “Zvezdochka” Ship Repair Center (Severodvinsk) where it was repaired and modernized. The vessel was welcomed with an official greeting ceremony headed by the Commander of the Northern Fleet Vice-Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov. “Commander

22.12.16

Airbus Murmansk made its first landing in Murmansk airport

Today airbus A319 “Murmansk” operated by Rissiya airlines for the first time landed in the Murmansk airport. The flight from St.Petersburg landed at 11.20 am. The return flight to Pulkovo is scheduled at 12.25 The aircraft has recently been named Murmansk after the world’s largest city located beyond the Arctic Circle.  We shall remind that the

22.12.16

New guard-ship “Polar Star” to serve in Murmansk

In the coming few days the new guard-ship “Polar Star” will enter the Murmansk port. The ship’s flag-raising ceremony took place in Kronshtadt on December, 17. The lead border guard-ship “Polar Star” (Project 22100) was constructed at Zelenodolsky Plant named after A.M.Gorkiy. The project was developed by engineers from St.Peterburg Construction

22.12.16

Mysterious flash seen in the sky of Murmansk. VIDEO

The Murmansk locals have posted on social networks videos showing a mysterious flash in the sky. Such light emission might presumably result from power line short circuit. The video provoked strong reaction among social networks who assumed that the flash might be a meteoritic fall. Some suggested that it was an UFO. The e-community “Weather in Murmansk” explains

16.12.16

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

14.12.16

“Vice-Admiral Kulakov” returned from Syria to Severomorsk

The main base of the Northern Fleet met back the major anti-submarine ship “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” that returned from Syria. “The wide range of objectives and smooth navigation in the demanding navigational situation sustained the professional competence of the crew. This long-distance voyage proved to be a good practice and a valuable experience that will be

13.12.16

Russian tourists in Finland replaced by Asians

Following the interview with the Norwegian Consul General, the Finnish Consul General in Murmansk Pirkko Mäkikokkila shared with SeverPost her view on cross-border issues and cooperation between Russia and Finland. - How would you assess the relations between northern regions of Russia and Finland given the current foreign political situation? - In 2017-2019 Finland

09.12.16

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

08.12.16

Ministry of Energy announced fuel oil price for the Murmansk region

Today the price per ton of fuel oil in the Murmansk region is 11.2 thousand rubles, informed the Head of the regional Ministry of Energy and Housing and Utilities Vladimir Gnoyevskiy.  “One ton of fuel oil currently costs 11.2 thousand rubles. Last year the price fluctuated between 6-11 thousand. It changes rapidly and is hard to predict since it is a market

07.12.16

Murmansk ice-swimmers came up with a new flash mob. VIDEO

The Murmansk ice-swimmers made up a new flash mob “Start up the time”. They came up with this idea as a follow-up to the Mannequin challenge viral videos. “We’re sportsmen - we cannot stand still. So we decided to “stop” the time for a while. We should always make the headway and move forward,” told SeverPost the flash mob facilitator

30.11.16

Kirovsk opens ski season 2016-2017

The new ski season has been opened in Kirovsk. All the local sports facilities, slopes and ski-lifts are welcoming both professional and amateur skiers. “The Big Wood pistes are waiting for guests. The seasons will be opened on December, 2” informed SeverPost the Kirovsk municipality. The Kukisvumchorr ski center launched the season on November, 26. Its slopes

16.01.2017
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