The birth rate of Murmansk Oblast may decrease by 43.8 percent in the next fifteen years, the Russian Federal State Statistics Service predicts. According to the population projection published by Murmanskstat, the number of newborns in the region will gradually decrease from almost nine thousand in 2016 to five thousand by 2031.Read More
In 2015, over 800,000 tons of crude oil was produced on the Prirazlomnaya platform. This figure is 2.5 times higher than the volume extracted on the Russian Arctic shelf in 2014, reports Gazprom Neft Shelf.
"In 2015, we not only reached the planned number of new oil wells and volume of oil production, but also managed to ensure production safety on the shelf in extreme Arctic conditions," said Gazprom Neft Shelf general director Gennady Lyubin.Read More
In the summer of 2015, Murmansk Oblast registered large outbreaks of a deadly epidemic among river salmon in the region. At the end of the year, regional fishermen faced another concern: new cases of fish disease had reportedly been found in one of the rivers of the Kola Peninsula.
This time a would-be illness has spread among vendace. Photos of fish with strange spots on their skin were published in the social media in late November.Read More