In Search of the Russian Market: - Everything is Permitted If It is Not Banned

High North NewsIn the recently published article, Arne O. Holm, Editor in Chief of an independent Norwegian newspaper High North News, writes about a larger Norwegian delegation to Vladivostok in the Russian Far East in the end of October 2019. The delegation was led by Norway's Ambassador to Russia Rune Resaland and consisted of business representatitives from more than 20 companies in addition to research and education institutions and organizations.

Several NRCC members took part in this visit, including members of the Møre Maritime Russia Cluster (MacGregor, Optimar, Kongsberg Maritime, Mørenot and Mustad Autoline) who carried out several executive level meetings with local fishing boat owners. Other NRCC members traveling to Vladivostok were Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Barents Secretariat, the High North Center at Nord University, the University of Tromsø (Norway’s Arctic university) and Northern Productions.

Arne O. Holm interviewed Ambassador Resaland and some of the members of the Norwegian delegation asking them to reflect on the current status of the Norwegian-Russian business cooperation and on how imposed restrictive measures affected their business. One of the interviewed - Lars Sundquist, the CEO of NRCC member company Northern Productions - has worked towards the Russian market since 1990, in the interview he elaborated on his new project - trout farming in the Ladoga lake in Karelia and the Leningrad region.