• Fri, Feb 19, 2016
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    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...
  • Fri, Jan 22, 2016
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    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...
  • Fri, Dec 25, 2015
    Submitted by Sanja Stamenkovic
    It's that time of the year again. People around the world are celebrating all kinds of holidays - Christmas, New Years' Eve, Hanukah etc. The people of the Balkans are especially joyful in the winter times. Many nations of the Balkans have their own traditions and customs. Three main religions in...
  • Fri, Dec 11, 2015
    Submitted by Sanja Stamenkovic
    The struggling economy of the Balkans is looking up, but far from the EU's standard. Salaries in some of the regions of the Balkans are more than 10 times lower than salaries in some of the EU countries. According to the national statistical offices of Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia, in 2013 the...
  • Fri, Dec 04, 2015
    Submitted by Atle Staalesen
    Speaking in a recent conference, Minister Aleksandr Novak confirmed that the Russian government is ready to invest $53 billion in renewable energy generation by year 2035. According to the minister, a set of measures aimed at boosting the role of green energy are in the pipeline, the Independent...