Study trip for Russian tour operators to Northern Norway and Oslo, 10-17 May 2015

In August 2014, the Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce has signed a 3 years Program Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. One of the central projects within this agreement is Tourism Development Norway – Arkhangelsk & Murmansk regions. The project aims to strengthen commercial relations within tourism and related travel industry – like leisure adventures in the immediate border area between Norway and Russia. 

Within the framework of the project, NRCC has organised study trip for Russian tour operators to Northern Norway and Oslo. During this promotion trip participants were introduced to some of the most beautiful places in Northern Norway. The trips started in Kirkenes and finished in Oslo. In the trip participated representatives from 9 biggest tour companies in Russia from Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Nenets areas.

Fishing trip

Fishing trip organised by Visit Lyngenfjord  


Research cooperation with Russia

The Research Council has drawn up roadmaps for cooperation with eight priority countries outside of the EU/EEU including Russia.

This roadmap on research cooperation with Russia contains background information about the research policy and the research and innovation systems in the country, Norwegian-Russian cooperation within research, and an assessment of areas of and opportunities for cooperation.

The roadmap is intended to provide a basis for setting priorities and encourage more targeted cooperation with Russia.
All roadmaps are a follow-up of the white paper on research (2012–2013) "Long-term perspectives – knowledge provides opportunity", which identifies these eight priority countries.

Download Roadmap for bilateral research cooperation with Russia, by the Research Council of Norway.


Beiten Burkhardt

Newsletter: Legislative regulation of the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation

A newsletter on the topic of the current state of the legislative regulation of the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation has just been released by law firm Beiten Burkhardt. The newsletter addresses following questions:

  • Permits to stay in Russia
  • Employment of foreign citizens
  • Liability for violation of the law on the legal status of foreign citizens

Should any questions arise, our team of BEITEN BURKHARDT will be pleased to offer advice in more detail.  

The Research Council of Norway - NORRUSS project

RCNNORRUSS is the Research Council's first social science research programme on Russia and the High North. The programme was created and planned for the period 2012 – 2016, comprising of two main thematic dimensions, both with views to Norwegian interests: Challenges and Opportunities in the High North. Russia`s Relations with the Outside World and Developments in Russia - Politics, Economy and Society. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs have funded the programme and the guidelines for the programme is laid out in three agreements between The Research Council of Norway (RCN) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) (separate with Section for Russia and Section for Northern Areas). 

The Research Council of Norway has recently published a report describing the four of NORRUS projects  -  “Prosjektpresentasjoner: Bak gardinene i det russiske hus” – in Norwegian only.

Click on the link to read the full projects' description

Norwegian-Russian Matchmaking Program - Young Entrepreneurs (EPYE)

Program management would like to remind that deadlines for participation in the Norwegian-Russian Entrepreneurship program – Young Entrepreneurs for 2015-2016 are following:
20 May 2015 for participants from Russia
1 June 2015 for participants from Norway
To apply for participation in the Entrepreneurship Program – Young Entrepreneurs, Norway-Russia, is easy. Applications will be processed continuously. It is therefore recommended to apply as soon as possible, and not later than stated deadline. The program has a limited number of study places, and the admission of students is based on the received CV and a letter of motivation.

For more information regarding ongoing recruitment for the next training program in 2015-2016, please see brochures below:



Cover RUS

  Download brochure about the program in pdf (For Russian students) 







Cover NOR  Download brochure about the program in pdf (For Norwegian students)

Doing Business in Russia 2015

DBIR gruppebildeParticipants in "Doing Business in Russia" 2014

We are happy to inform you that NRCC together with St. Petersburg State University of Trade and Economics and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) are inviting you to participate in the International Management Training Program “Doing Business in Russia” in St. Petersburg.

The program has been very successful, and previous participants have been very satisfied with the content and results from this program. The program for November 2015 will be sent to potential participants later.

Program content:

Theory lessons about Russian economy, leadership and Russian business culture. We offer individual B2B meetings with representatives from Russian businesses within relevant sectors of the participating companies.

The training program is to find place in November 2015 in St. Petersburg. Exact date is still to be confirmed.

  • Travel expenses and hotel are covered by the organizers 
  • English is working language during the course

If you wish to sign up to this program, please contact Hans-Olav Rekdal, Program Manager, Norwegian-Russian Chamber of Commerce (NRCC) Tollbugaten 32, Telephone +47 21 01 57 54, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Russisk-Norske Reiselivforum / Russian-Norwegian Tourism Forum 

Russian Trade Mission                 Logo Tourism                   Logo IN

Russian Trade Mission to Norway invites to Russian-Norwegian Tourism Forum, which will take place on the 16th of April 2015 in Oslo, in the premises of the Trade Mission (address is Frøyas gate 17, 0273 Oslo). 

The event is organized in collaboration with Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Russiatourism) and Innovation Norway.

Please follow the link for registration, contact person is Alexander Lizogub.

Download program of the event 

Information in Norwegian:

Den Russiske Føderasjons handelsrepresentasjon i Kongeriket Norge inviterer til det Russisk-Norske Reiselivforum 16. april 2015, Oslo. Arrangementet holdes med bistand fra Russlands føderale byrå for turisme (Rosturism) og det norske statseide selskapet Innovasjon Norge, som driver med gjennomføring av statlig politikk i Norge innen turisme.

Sted: Den russiske føderasjons handelsrepresentasjon i Kongeriket Norge,Frøyas gate 17, 0273 Oslo

Påmelding via, kontaktperson Alexander Lizogub.

Her finner du program av arrangementet 




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