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  • Wed, Jan 21, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Arkhangelsk Oblast is heavily dependent on the themal power produced by TGC-2, the major inter-regional generating company serving five federal subjects in northwest and central Russia. The region's three main generating plants, one in Arkhangelsk City and two in the neigboring city of Severodvinsk...
  • Mon, Jan 12, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    The price for a normal Russian food basket is on a rapid increase as inflation in the country surges. Consumer price growth in the five Barents Russian regions in November reached its highest level in six years.  The average inflation rate in five northwest Russian regions in November alone...
  • Thu, Jan 08, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    In a comprehensive deal with Russian majors Gazprom and Rosatom, Fortum will become the full owner of all hydropower generating units in Murmansk Oblast, the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast, BarentsObserver reports. The deal secures the Finnish company control over a assets, which are of...
  • Thu, Dec 18, 2014
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Figures from Patchwork Barents indicate a major decline in alcohol consumption among Russians. Access to alcohol drinks in the country is far from as easy as only a few years ago, BarentsObserver reports. In many Russian regions, you will today not be able to buy alcohol beverages in shops after 9...
  • Wed, Dec 03, 2014
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
     The deal signed between the three companies will give Fortum ownership over all of TGC-1’s hydropower assets in Murmansk Oblast, the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast. In addition, the Finnish company will take over a 15 percent stake in the Fennovoima nuclear power project, BarentsObserver...

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