22.11.2017
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Finland to take over сhairmanship in the Arctic Council

23.01.17

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 cooperating with indigenous peoples and scientific community.  We intend to continue following these principles during our сhairmanship of the Council,” said the Prime Minister.

According to him, one of the priorities for Finland in the Arctic Council will be environmental protection.  Juha Sipilä also pointed out that Finland will seek stronger EU role in the development of Arctic Europe.

Thus in June 2017 Oulu will host the Arctic Stakeholder Forum.

Finland will take over сhairmanship from the USA and chair the Arctic Council for 2-year period.


16.05.17

First shipment of spent nuclear fuel to be moved out from the Andreev Bay in June

June 27 is the date of the official ceremony that will mark the start of removing SNF for further processing from the Andreev Bay.  The ceremony will be joined by officials from Rosatom State Corporation, Norwegian MFA and the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development.  The SNF management facilities and engineering systems were created in the Andreev Bay by

14.05.17

Salmon fishing season postponed on the Kola Peninsula

The salmon fishing season has been postponed in the Murmansk region. Due to prolonged winter the salmon fishing season opening day has been shifted off for two weeks, informed the Murmansk Fishing Regulatory Agency. “In view of unfavorable weather conditions, opening of the fishing season on the Kola river and installation of a 24-hour license point in the Molochniy

05.05.17

FSB special operation in the Murmansk region: arms dealers detained

Two men selling ammunition to firearms have been detained, informs the press-service of the Murmansk regional FSB. According to FSB, a criminal case has been filed under Article 30, part 3 of the RF Criminal Code (attempted crime) and Article 222, part 2 (illegal purchase, transfer, trade, storage, transportation, carrying of weapons, its parts and

03.05.17

Caution! The center of Murmansk crumbling!

The Stalin-era buildings in the center of Murmansk that haven’t been refurbished for several years are becoming potentially unsafe.  The walls are crumbling, pieces of bricks are falling out. A car parked by Lenina 77 has been damaged –only one so far. The Sofii Perovskoy 10 is marked with warning signs due to pieces of facing falling down.  That is

27.04.17

Forest preserve with 350-years old pines to be created on the Russian-Norwegian border

The project of Korablekk Forest preserve to be established in the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region will be considered in the Regional Government on Friday, informed the Government’ spress-service. The park is to be created next to the specially protected nature area Pasvik at the Russian-Norwegian border. It’s peculiarity will bethe

24.04.17

Government lacks 48 bln rubles for the Murmansk Transport Hub completion

The State intends to complete the construction of the Murmansk Transport Hub according to private-public partnership that implies enticement of investors, reported the Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov at the meeting in Murmansk. “Theonlyopportunityforustokeeptheprojectsalive (…) isprivate-publicpartnership. I’m also convinced that we should use this

21.04.17

A 1.5 bln waste treatment plant to be built in the region by the end of 2017

Waste reloading stations in Severomorsk, Aleksandrovsk, Zaozersk and Ura-Bay, a disposal site and a waste treatment plant in Murmansk will be commissioned by the end of this year, told SeverPost Deputy Director of “Waste Treatment” Murmansk subsidiary Vitaliy Izmailov.   “Each year the disposal site will receive 250 tons of waste of 4 and 5 hazard

20.04.17

The first patrol ice-breaker laid down in Saint-Petersburg

The first patrol ice-breaker “Ivan Papanin” (project 23550) built under the order of the RF Navy was laid down on April, 19 at the Admiralty Shipyards, informed the press-service of the enterprise.   In 2016 the RF Ministry of Defense ordered the Admiralty Shipyards to build two ice-class patrol ice-breakers (project 23550) that should be handed over to the

12.04.17

Zello users from Murmansk appeal to Roskomnadzor

Users of Zello application (channel “Murmansk-51”) appeal to the Head of the Federal Supervision Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (Roskomnadzor) requesting not to close the application. We, the users of Zello channel “Murmansk-51” and residents of different cities, ask you not to close the ZELLO application on the territory of

07.04.17

New quotas and terms of salmon fishing announced in the Murmansk region

In 2017 Murmansk region may catch 95 tons of Atlantic salmon and 330 tons of pink salmon, reports the press-service of the Murmansk Regional Government referring to the Polar Research Institute of Marine Fishery and Oceanography. “Out of these volumes 1.88 tons are earmarked for scientific-research purposes, 2.515 ton for breeding and 1 ton for traditional activities of

29.03.17

Nornickel opens upgraded Murmansk Transshipment terminal

Nornickel finished the upgrading of the second berth of its Murmansk Transport Division Today. The second project phase will enable the terminal to work at full capacity and almost double its cargo traffic, from 780,000 tonnes to 1.5 million tonnes per year. Storage capacity is 100,000 square meters. The berths are equipped with gantry cranes with a lifting capacity of

29.03.17

Anti-corruption picket joined by 110 participants

According to the official data of the Murmansk regional Police, the anti-corruption public campaign was joined by 110 participants. The picket to support the investigation of Aleksey Navalny’s was held peacefully unlike other Russian cities.  “There were 110 picketers. The pictures show more people due to another public cultural activity also held

29.03.17

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

22.11.2017
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