• Fri, Jun 26, 2015
    Submitted by Birgitte Wisur Olsen
    Northern Russian woman may retire already at 50, but for some this is pure theory. Russians have by far the lowest retirement age in the Barents Region, and also the lowest pensions. According to statistics published by Patchwork Barents the annual average pension in Finnmark, Norway, was 35,303...
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2015
    Submitted by Gleb Yarovoy
    Over the past 25 years, the number of reported deaths in the republic consistently exceeds the number of births In 2014, the Republic of Karelia lost 1,348 people (7,918 people were born, 9,266 people died). Figures from the republic's official web portal show that, in 2015, the population decline...
  • Mon, Jun 22, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    Passenger flows in airports, located in Northern Norway, totaled 6.7 million people in 2014. This is the highest rate in the entire Barents Region. The highest number of passengers, 3 million, was served by airports in Troms County, followed by Nordland County, which served 2.6 million people. The...
  • Fri, Jun 19, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    The number of murders in the northern regions of Russia has decreased almost thrice since the 1990s, when, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the country experienced a large-scale social and economic crisis. According to the statistics of Patchwork Barents, in the five oblasts of Northwestern...
  • Tue, Jun 16, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Base metals and precious metals increase most, while iron ore production remains at historically high level. The Swedish mining industry might be in a state of crisis. However, at the same time, 2014 was the most productive year for Swedish ore production ever, BarentsObserver reports.   Ore...