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22.08 Russia secedes control over Murmansk commercial port
21.08 Imports of Norwegian smolt resumed
21.08 Foreigners allowed to enter Lavna
19.08 Rosneft and Statoil start exploration operations in Norway
19.08 Murmansk port economic zone may collapse
18.08 Russian-speaking cheese stays in Finland
18.08 Chinese goods may come to US via Murmansk
18.08 Two Murmansk officials caught red-handed
15.08 Rosneft may revive Murmansk
15.08 Will trawlers find the way home?

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Инновационное сотрудничество на Севере. Анкета.

Jan 17 2014

Инновационное сотрудничество на Севере. Анкета.

Find English version here.

 

Государственная корпорация промышленного развития Норвегии «СИВА» и Торговое представительство Российской Федерации в Королевстве Норвегия представляют новую программу «Инновационное сотрудничество на Севере».

14.01 Innovative cooperation between Russia and Norway
Imports of Norwegian smolt resumed

Aug 21 2014

Imports of Norwegian smolt resumed

Norwegian suppliers resumed shipments of salmon smolt for Russian aquaculturists shortly after the sanctions list had been shrunk.

 

Russia revised its sanctions list yesterday to reopen imports of smolt. The first batch of 200.000 juvenile fishes for Murmansk is about to be shipped, says the Fishery Union.

15.08 Rosneft may revive Murmansk
04.08 Murmansk in July
25.06 Whose business is business?
20.06 Total offered new technologies for Shtokman gas field
Russia secedes control over Murmansk commercial port

Aug 22 2014

Russia secedes control over Murmansk commercial port

Dmitry Medvedev signs a decree to let the Government withdraw from Murmansk Commercial Port. The move will presumably remove administrative barriers.

 

Russian Government will cease to be a holder of a “golden share” in the port stake. Since 2010, this special privilege has been a guarantee that no serious decision could be taken without a nod from the authorities.

21.08 Foreigners allowed to enter Lavna
19.08 Murmansk port economic zone may collapse
18.08 Russian-speaking cheese stays in Finland
14.08 Sanctions list shrinks. Smolt welcome again.
Two Russian oil and gas giants acquired more territory

Aug 08 2014

Two Russian oil and gas giants acquired more territory

104,000 sq km of Arctic shelf conceded to "Gazprom" and "Rosneft" for 1.47 billion rubles.

Russian Prime Minister signed a decree that expands the list of subsoil blocks of federal significance, which can be handed over for use without auction. The document #1469-р was published on the website of the Russian government.

07.08 McDonald's: more lawsuits, more restaurants
04.08 Investment strategy for Pechenga district
04.08 Two more objects in the list of Murmansk priorities
19.06 Second chance for "Russian Lapland"
Rosneft and ExxonMobil Start Drilling in the Kara Sea

Aug 11 2014

Rosneft and ExxonMobil Start Drilling in the Kara Sea

Rosneft and ExxonMobil joint venture company Karmorneftegaz began drilling of Universitetskaya-1, the Russian Federation's northernmost well using the West Alpha rig.

 

The start of the drilling was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a teleconference with head of Rosneft Igor Sechin and head of ExxonMobil Russia Glenn Waller who were both present in the Kara Sea. Special representative of President of the Russian Federation on international cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic, member of the Board of Directors of Rosneft Artur Chilingarov and North Atlantic Drilling representative Jan Tore Theimann also took part in the ceremony.

06.08 Gennady Timchenko: It's a tough project
04.08 Sanctions won't affect "Yamal LNG" project
27.05 China to help "Yamal LNG" out of sanctions
26.05 3 mln tons of Yamal LNG goes to China
Dual citizenship must be reported

Aug 11 2014

Dual citizenship must be reported

Russian holders of other countries' passports have to declare the fact -- or be fined.

The new amendments to the immigration law signed by President Putin in June came into force. Now all the Russian nationals who have a second citizenship must report it to the authorities of the Federal Migration Service (FMS) at the office nearest to their place of permanent residence.

10.06 Water curtain vs. coal dust
10.06 X-Day for Russian smokers
22.05 Crocodile accident, monkey labours and adventures of the speckled band
20.05 Experience shared is experience doubled
Two Murmansk officials caught red-handed

Aug 18 2014

Two Murmansk officials caught red-handed

2 young officials caught in the act of bribery.

 

A criminal case on suspicion of taking bribes in a large amount was opened against an employee of the Ministry of Construction and Territorial Development of the Murmansk region and an employee of the Department of Property Relations of Kola city (Murmansk region).

13.08 Vasily Shambir forced to return to Murmansk
10.06 Families of heli crash victims get financial aid
15.04 Crime gets more organized
17.03 Submarine catches fire. No threat reported
Chinese goods may come to US via Murmansk

Aug 18 2014

Chinese goods may come to US via Murmansk

First meeting of the Russian-Chinese working group on transit cooperation was held in Sochi, August 13.

 

The Chinese side of the first meeting of the Russian-Chinese working group on transit was headed by Deputy Minister of Transport of the People's Republic of China Weng Mengyong. Russia was represented by Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Alexei Tsydenov [pictured].

15.08 Will trawlers find the way home?
05.08 Murmansk airport goes night lifestyle
04.08 11 cruisers visiting Murmansk this year
16.06 Northern trips are back in fashion
Governor election race has started

Jun 27 2014

Governor election race has started

June 27 is the deadline for nominating the candidates for the post of Murmansk governor.

For the moment 6 people officially announced their participation in the governor race. According to the voting of the regional branches of respective parties, they are:

09.06 Marina Kovtun reports
16.05 Russia to claim more of Arctic Ocean
05.05 Governor Marina Kovtun resigns
24.04 Putin consolidates the Arctic Navy
Russian ports stats for Jan-Apr 2014

May 14 2014

Russian ports stats for Jan-Apr 2014

The volume of dry cargo handled in the port of Murmansk increased by 7.3 %, while the liquids decreased by 80 %.

The total freight turnover of Russian seaports in January-April 2014 increased by 6.2 % compared to the same period of the last year and amounted to 197.8 million tons.

29.04 Murmansk industry stats for Q1
24.10 Murmansk fishery business
16.09 Murmanskstat: inflation rate is 4.6%
23.08 FDI in Russia grew by almost 60%
Rosneft and Statoil start exploration operations in Norway

Aug 19 2014

Rosneft and Statoil start exploration operations in Norway

18th of August, Rosneft together with Norwegian company Statoil Petroleum AS started exploration operations at the Pingvin License PL713 prospect in the Norwegian section of the Barents Sea.

 

The first exploration well Pingvin-1 will be drilled by the Transocean Spitsbergen rig. The water depth is 422 meters and the drilling target total vertical depth (TVD) is 1516 meters. The companies expect to analyse the drilling results until the end of 2014.

19.05 Pirkko Mäkikokkila returns to Murmansk as Consul of Finland
19.05 Finnish Consul bids farewell to Murmansk
07.05 Murmanskers prefer Finland for May Day
16.04 Finland loses Russian tourists