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:



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







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Doing Business in Russia 2015

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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 

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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 



NRCC member company Law Firm "Pepeliaev Group" will hold a business seminar “Controversial issues of real estate. The most interesting case law and expert’s advice” on April 15, 2015 in St. Petersburg.

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The seminar is directed at heads and specialists of legal departments, as well as departments of real estate. Among experts of the meeting are representatives from Pepeliaev Group: Elena Ryzhkova, Head of Land, Real Estate and Construction Practice, Pepeliaev Group, and Elena Krestyantseva, Senior Associate, and Sergey Sosnovsky, Head of Tax Practice Group, Pepeliaev Group, PhD in Law.
Participation is free of charge.

Russian Economic Developments - №3 - 2015

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Experts of Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy present a survey "Russian Economic Developments" №3, 2015.

In this issue: Political and economic results of February 2015 - Inflation and monetary policy in January 2015 - The Russian banking sector in January 2015 - Financial markets in February 2015- Russia's state budget in January 2015 - Russia's real sector of the economy in January 2015: actors and trends - The russian industry in January 2015 - Russia's foreign trade in December 2014 - Housing mortgage in the Russian Federation in January 2015 - The living standards of the population of the Russian Federation in January 2015 - The review of the meetings of the Government of the Russian Federation in February 2015 - The review of Russia's economic legislation in February 2015 - An overview of normative documents on taxation issues for January February 2015 - Changes in the regulatory base of Russia's budgetary process in February 2015 - The competitive power of Russia's light industry value chains and development prospects - Input of economic growth factors into the value added index in the industrial sector in 2014. 

 Download Russian Economic Developments - №3 - 2015



Networking meeting in Murmansk, March 17, 2015

On March 17th, the NRCC Networking Meeting in cooperation with FIBA and North CCI took place in Murmansk, in the facilities of Hotel Park Inn Poliarnie Zori. About 70 participants took part in the meeting

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Minister of Economical Development Ms. Elena Tikhonova, Murmansk Region


The aim of the NRCC is to stimulate and improve business relations between Norwegian and Russian companies regarding import, export, shipping, business development, tourism or investment activities. More...


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