• Thu, Apr 30, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    In 2015 Russia became the 64th happiest country in the world and improved its place in the rank by four positions compared to 2013. Meanwhile some Nordic countries, on the contrary, lost their status as the most welfare ones, shows the latest World Happiness report. But does it really mean that...
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    As the rouble continues to strengthen its presence on the exchange market, Russian tourists return to travelling abroad. In March 2015, the Consulate General of Finland in Saint-Petersburg recieved twice as many visa applications as in the beginning of the year. Head of the visa department, Kari...
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Figures from Patchwork Barents show that the salary level in the Russian north in 2014 declined, the first drop since the 2008-2009 financial crisis.  The figures, based on data from the Russian Statistical Service, show a similar drop in all the five Barents Russian federal subjects. In Murmansk...
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Figures assembled by Patchwork Barents show that Norwegian Arctic ports for the first time in ten years have a bigger goods turnover than neighboring Russian ports, BarentsObserver reports. The Murmansk regional ports in 2014 handled a total volume of 22,7 million tons, a 34 percent drop from the...
  • Thu, Apr 09, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Russian economy is expected to dip into a three percent recession in 2015 and both private companies and public authorities experience increasing hardship. Figures from several regions indicate increasing problems also in the employment market. Statistics show an increase in jobless rates in the...