Tag Archives: Russia

The best ski destination

Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Charlesjsharp

Norway wins at the National Geographic Traveller Awards in the category "Best Ski Destination 2011." It won't be long until skiing and snowboarding is back, and the swishing sounds of raw powder in the beautiful Norwegian mountains are not far away. And it is not only Norwegians who love Norwegian winter adventures. Norway has been ...

Promising future for r84

Dr. Martin Welschof is a co-founder and Managing Director of Affitech A/S. Affitech laboratories are in the Oslo Research Park. (Photo courtesy of Affitech)

Affitech tests exciting new anti-cancer drug candidate John Erik Stacy, 22 Feb 2011 Affitech has an exciting anti-cancer drug candidate, now known simply as r84, shown to fight cancer growth in animal trials. Like Avastin (Genentech), Herceptin (Roche), Erbitux (Merck) and other new anticancer drugs, r84 is a monoclonal antibody. This type of drug continues to be ...

Maritime delimitation treaty between Norway and Russia approved by the Storting

“Approval by the Storting was one important step needed for the treaty to enter into force. We are now awaiting its approval by Russia’s national assembly, the Duma. This will complete the process of establishing the maritime boundary between Norway and Russia in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean once ...

Norway welcomes new START Treaty on nuclear disarmament

“I am very pleased that Russia has now ratified the new START Treaty on strategic nuclear arms reduction,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. The Russian Parliament approved the new treaty today. It has already been approved for ratification in the US. The treaty is the most important disarmament agreement to be ...

Agreement reached between Norway and the Russian Federation in the negotiations on maritime delimitation

Prime Minister Stoltenberg and President Medvedev at the joint press conference Tuesday. Photo: Office of the Prime Minister.

“Agreement has now been reached between the Norwegian and the Russian negotiating delegations on the bilateral maritime delimitation in the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean," said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. More photos from the Stoltenberg-Medvedev meetings on Flickr. Watch a web cast of the press conference. “This is a historic day. We ...

Here is the dividing line

Jens Stoltenberg and Minister Jonas Gahr Store unveiled maps of where the new border between Russia and Norway yesterday. PHOTO: Heiko JUNG / SCANPIX

Stoltenberg unveiled maps of where the new dividing line goes. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg held a press conference Tuesday afternoon, after earlier in the day surprisingly announced that he has reached an agreement on the delimitation line between Norway and Russia, with President Dmitry Medvedev. During the press conference, Stoltenberg unveiled a map that shows where ...

Facebook usage jumps 600% to become most-visited mobile social network

Twitter takes title of fastest-growing social network according to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web Report January 26, 2010 — Oslo, Norway Facebook® is now the most-visited social network on the mobile Web, according to Opera’s State of the Mobile Web report. Unique users of Facebook grew more than 600% during 2009, helping the site surpass VKontakte, ...

Russian-Norwegian cooperation project on safeguarding industrial activities in the Barents Sea concluded

Moscow: The Barents 2020 cooperation project on safeguarding petroleum activities in the Barents Sea was concluded today at a conference in Moscow. More than 100 Russian and Norwegian experts have worked together for close to three years on identifying common rules and standards for health, safety and the environment in the Barents Sea. Today they ...

Queen of the ball!

Camilla Herrem was perhaps the most well-known Norwegian on the inernational All Star handball team. Not only did she come away from the World Cup with a bronze medal, but named to the All Star Team. Photo: Gorm Kallestad

When Camilla Herrem arrived at the banquet, she was all smiles, even though she was in tears just two hours earlier. "Me on the All Star Team? This is absolutely indescribable," said a sparkling Camilla Herrem as the party-clad women's handball team arrived on the 55th floor at Shangmao Century Plaza. The Norwegian women's handball team ...