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Prime Minister: Government won

Apr 23 2014

Prime Minister: Government won't raise taxes for business

Dmitry Medvedev made a State Duma annual presentation of the government work and plans for the future.

The main messages of the Prime Minister's speech traditionally concerned the economic of the country and the state of affairs in business and human policy. This time, though, the particular attention was paid to the development of new subjects of the federation: the Crimea and Sevastopol.

Murmansk hub project upheld

Apr 23 2014

Murmansk hub project upheld

A new important document will help to continue developing transport infrastructure in the Murmansk region.


We have defended the Murmansk transport hub”, exclaimed Murmansk governor Marina Kovtun amidst media allegations that investment initially intended for the Murmansk project might go to Crimea instead. Tuesday, stakeholders sign a supplementary agreement on the Hub project.

Arctic Oil brand came to market

Apr 21 2014

Arctic Oil brand came to market

Russia started to export a new kind of oil produced on the Arctic sea shelf.

"Gazprom has opened a new stage in the development of domestic oil industry. Today's event is of great importance for the strengthening Russia's position in the global oil market. We have increased the flexibility and security of oil supply to almost anywhere in the world," was the statement made by the chairman of the "Gazprom" company.

Murmansk to become the first Crimea donor

Apr 21 2014

Murmansk to become the first Crimea donor

Contrary to President Putin's assurances that the Crimean economy wouldn't be financed at the expense of other regions, now it seems unavoidable.

Just a few days ago during the traditional televised "Talk with people" show Vladimir Putin said that the funding of the recently annexed Crimea would be carried out exclusively by the governmental reserves and no public investments in Russian projects would be reduced. But it became known that the government has already discussed the sequestration of Murmansk Transport Hub project by 75%. The released money is going to be spent on the development of the ports of Azov-Black Sea basin of Russia and the Crimea.

Russian Arctic instead of the North Pole

Apr 21 2014

Russian Arctic instead of the North Pole

New interesting Arctic cruises will be opened after icebreakers stop taking tourists to the North Pole.

"We do not expect any decline in tourist traffic," says Deputy Director on Tourism and Environmental Education of the National Park "Russian Arctic" Irina Skalina. "On the contrary, the tourist routs will be extended to the territories of the Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya archipelagos. "Rosatomflot" announced the termination of Pole cruises in 2016, so the tour operators will be looking for alternatives, and our Park is that alternative. Actually, the negotiations with interested companies have already started. One of the options is to open a permanent tourist route Svalbard (Spitsbergen) - Franz Josef Land – Novaya Zemlya and back."

The vicious circles of Russian shipyards

Apr 18 2014

The vicious circles of Russian shipyards

Dockyard workers forced to leave their plants and repair the Russian ships in foreign ports.

Salary payment delays became a usual thing at Murmansk shipyards. The regional prosecutor's office reports of administrative proceedings against a number of companies on that account. Such inflow of complaints was registered neither in 2012 nor in 2013, but the cause of it is the continuing decline in the industry rather than swindling of the management.

Murmansk keeps its stake in transport hub

Apr 18 2014

Murmansk keeps its stake in transport hub

The regional government has no plans to sell its stake in Murmansk Transport Hub.

The intention of JSC "Rosneft" to become the main investor in the project of Murmansk Transport Hub has being known for at least half a year. At present this company owns only a 15% stake in it, so it will have to buy out the missing shares from other shareholders.

WWW flow reached Yamal

Apr 17 2014

WWW flow reached Yamal

The final section of the main fiber-optic line connected the peninsula to Internet.

The access to high-speed Internet became possible for residents of Salekhard and other localities of the western Yamal after state company "Rostelecom" commissioned the final section of the main fiber-optic communication line "Northern optical flow".

Finland loses Russian tourists

Apr 16 2014

Finland loses Russian tourists

The economic turbulences of the last months seriously damaged the tourist business.

In the first quarter of the current year Finland registered a significant decline in tourist flow from Russia. Since 2009 in both humanitarian and economic terms the inflow of Russian tourists to Finland has been steadily growing.

Crime gets more organized

Apr 15 2014

Crime gets more organized

The police of the North-Western Federal District published first this year's statistics.

 

According to the analytical data of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of Russia, in the Murmansk region there increased the number of crimes committed by organized groups or the criminal community as such. In general, the Murmansk region along with the Arkhangelsk and Leningrad ones became the area with the most positive criminal trends in Russia in the period from January to March 2014. However, for some types of the crime the Murmansk police and other northern regional criminal departments recorded a significant growth.