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Make love, not sanctions

The year 2014 for all of us who are foreigners working in Northwest Russia has been both demanding and challenging. 

Kovtun on future of Murmansk

The New Year approaching, the governor of the Murmansk region Marina Kovtun gave an interview to Interfax in which she spoke about the results of the outgoing year and the plans for the next one. 

"Victory" may come to Murmansk

The only Russian low cost "Pobeda" ("Victory") airlines will open 15 new destinations next year. One of them will probably be Murmansk. 

Arctic needs special laws and governance

The upper house of the Russian parliament is ready to create a separate state agency on the issues of the Russian Arctic. The proposal was approved at a meeting of the Expert Council on the Arctic and Antarctic under the Federation Council of Russia.

Norway and Russia mean business

The business of Norway is committed to expand economic ties with Russia, in both bilateral and international projects. Too much politics around these relations is mutually harmful, believe representatives of the two countries' business communities. 

Safety first: new plant of explosives in Murmansk region

The Russian division of the Australian-based multinational corporation "Orica" in cooperation with the Russian chemical company JSC "FosAgro" launched a factory of components for emulsion explosives.

Civil life & special conditions for Roslyakovo

The government of the Murmansk region considers the possibility of creating an industrial park and an additional area of the Murmansk special economic zone in the settlement of Roslyakovo.

Arctic rare metals await mining

In the coming years Murmansk region will see a large-scale development of the mineral resources base of rare and strategic types of minerals, which will reduce the country's dependence on imports.

Eight guidelines for doing business in Russia

Despite sanctions and a difficult political situation, it is always good to have some knowledge of how to operate on the Russian market. 

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About SIVA

Siva – The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway is the governmental corporation and national instrument founded in 1968. Siva is owned by Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fishery. Siva aims to develop strong regional and local industrial clusters through ownership in infrastructure, investment and knowledge networks as well as innovation centers. Siva has been in Northwest Russia since 1992. This activity aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. Siva aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. The local office is located in Polar Star Innovation Centre, address: Podgornaya 92 Murmansk. 

Siva has six specific concepts running at the moment:

1. Polar Star Innovation Centre offering commercial office space 3000 m2
2. incubator space in the Soft Landing Incubator Polar Star Innovation Centre 
3. Norsketableringssenter with competence about local suppliers of services and service oriented towards Norwegian SMEs that need physical establishment in the region 
4. Innovation Cooperation between Norway and Russia through a separate program  
5. Technopark Nor, a logistics and business center established at the airport in Murmansk in close cooperation with Innovation Norway – Fund.  
6. BarentsNova website  

Contact: 

International adviser Alma Karabeg, Mobile phone +47 481 81 033 alma.karabeg@siva.no

International adviser Sergey Shuvalov, Mobile phone +47 920 29 035 Sergey.shuvalov@siva.no

Senior Vice President International Geir Reiersen, Mobile phone +47 913 83 161 geir.reiersen@siva.no

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