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.

Rosneft will manage by itself

Chilingarov: "Rosneft" will maintain good contacts with our partners so that they could return to the project after the relations with the EU are normalized. Meanwhile, Russia has enough technology to continue the work on its own"

Russia loses friend de Margerie

We have lost a true friend of our country but he will remain in our memories”, wrote Vladimir Putin in his telegram of condolences to Francois Hollande. 

Russia needs more IT-men

Almost every leading university of the Northwestern Federal District gives a professional training to specialists in the field of IT-technologies. However, they are still not enough. 

Putin chooses strict measures against offshore companies

At a recent meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence Vladimir Putin and the members of the government discussed the issue of preventing the outflow of capital into offshore zones.

Medvedev: Innovative cooperation ever on agenda

Innovative development remains a priority for the Russian state policy even in the most challenging economic conditions.

More flights, summer and winter

Aeroflot is going to increase the frequency of flights during the summer season of 2015: three daily flights will be made to Moscow and four to St. Petersburg.

Arctic University to be founded in Murmansk

Kovtun: "We hope that the Kola Scientific Centre as a comprehensive and leading in the Euro-Arctic region research institution will be of great assistance in the foundation of the Arctic University".

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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  


International adviser Alma Karabeg, Mobile phone +47 481 81 033

International adviser Sergey Shuvalov, Mobile phone +47 920 29 035

Senior Vice President International Geir Reiersen, Mobile phone +47 913 83 161

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