• Thu, Jul 09, 2015
    Submitted by Birgitte Wisur Olsen
    «I felt an urgent need to understand - perhaps for the first time - how well these children who have moved to Norway from Russia in the post-Soviet period, live here, primarily in the northern part of Norway. The children were involuntarily facing important processes like integration, adaptation,...
  • Tue, Jul 07, 2015
    Submitted by ArishaUl
    973 new HIV cases were registered in the five Northwestern Russian oblasts in 2014. In 2014, there were 38.6 HIV infected for every 100,000 inhabitants in the Republic of Komi. As a comparison, the previous year their number totaled 23.8. This is the second leap since 2011, when number of new cases...
  • Mon, Jul 06, 2015
    Submitted by Birgitte Wisur Olsen
    Figures from Patchwork Barents show that Finnmark county has by far the highest rate of foreign immigrants in Barents Norway. In 2014, the rate was 111.77 immigrants per 1000 inhabitants. In comparison, Finnish Lapland registered only 4.41 foreign immigrants per 1000 inhabitants the same year. A...
  • 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...