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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.

SIVA Centre celebrates 15 in Murmansk

Apr 14 2014

SIVA Centre celebrates 15 in Murmansk

Friday 11 April, SIVA invited its tenants and friends for a festive meetup to celebrate the anniversary and say personal thanks to all those who have been on close terms during all these years.

Formally known as SIVA Industrial Park in Murmansk, the office building was opened 15 years ago to meet the growing local demand shown by international business community for office premises of modern standard.

Ways of Arctic

Apr 14 2014

Ways of Arctic

The 4th International Conference "Arctic Logistics" finished its work.

 

The Conference held in Murmansk brought together more than a hundred and thirty participants from Russia and foreign countries. The forum was organized by the association of suppliers of oil and gas industry "Murmanshelf" with the support of the regional government.

Arctic ports became less busy

Apr 14 2014

Arctic ports became less busy

The turnover of Russian Arctic sea ports decreased by 18%.

 

The ports of the Arctic basin in January-March 2014 handled 8.7 million tons of cargo, which is 18.2% less than in the same period last year. The structure of the cargo passed through the ports has changed: the volume of dry cargo increased by 11,6 % and amounted to 6.2 million tons, while the bulk of liquid cargo decreased by half to 2.5 million tons.

Energy needn

Apr 11 2014

Energy needn't be far-fetched

New hydrocarbon deposits discovered at the estuaries of the Siberian rivers.

Russian scientists have discovered dozens of manifestations of hydrocarbon deposits that can give Russia billions cubic meters of gas annually in the coastal areas of the Kara and Pechora Seas. The most promising fields include Pechora and Baidarata bays near the Yamal peninsula.

"Yamal" sails off investigating

Apr 11 2014

"Yamal" sails off investigating

The icebreaker "Yamal" will carry the Arctic expedition to study the sea shelf.

The Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in cooperation with companies "Rosneft" and "EXXON Mobil" plans to continue research works in the area of the Kara and Laptev Seas and at the New Siberian Islands archipelago.

North winds to recharge the Murmansk region

Apr 09 2014

North winds to recharge the Murmansk region

The largest Russia's wind park will be built on the Kola Peninsula in 2016.

The Dutch company "Windlife Renewables" (former "Windlife Energy BV") together with the German "WSB Neue Energien GmbH" announced the establishing of a joint venture for building a 200 MW wind farm in the Murmansk region.

Siberian gas will come to Asia via Belgium

Apr 08 2014

Siberian gas will come to Asia via Belgium

"Yamal LNG" and "Fluxys" signed an agreement on LNG transshipment.

The Russian company developing the natural gas liquefying complex with 16.5 million ton annual capacity made the announcement of having signed the agreement with the Belgium company "Fluxys" on the parameters of cooperation concerning the LNG transshipment at the "Fluxes"-owned terminal in Zeebrugge.