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Doing business in Russia, trend up

Russia ranked the 62nd place in the new World Bank's international Doing Business-2015 list ("Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency"). A year earlier Russia was 92nd.

Rosneft: give us more time

Rosneft asks the Government to give the company more time for Arctic offshore projects development and to make the respective changes in the Law.

Russian aquaculture struggles for independence

"The need of these facilities wasn't so acute before the recent EU sanctions, but on the other hand we have now the opportunity to create a self-dependent fish farming industry in Russia".

Hunger vs. corruption: truth to win?

One of Gazporm's Yamal managers began a hunger strike in protest against the embezzlements in the company. He is confident some 700 million rubles has been stolen. 

Murmansk sells dock to Tromso

Tromsø is going to purchase from Murmansk a large floating dock for a new shipyard. The transaction is likely to be completed next year's spring.

Gazprom returns to Barents

Tyukavin: "Gazprom has returned. It is going to be an additional exploration of the license areas in the Barents Sea. We are expecting serious discussions on the company's further plans."

Overstay and outstay: new rules for migrants

If a foreigner lived in Russia for over a year and broke therefore the permitted length of stay, he would be forbidden entry into the country's territory for ten years.

Russia stakes out Arctic interests

Russian troops will be deployed all around the country's Arctic zone from the North-Western regions to the Far East. The Defense Minister says it will happen yet this year.

Mumansk-Tromso flights might be interrupted

Under the brands of different airlines Antonov-24 has been working on the route from Arkhangelsk to Tromso via Murmansk for almost 20 years, but with the beginning of this winter period the route may be suspended.

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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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