The New Russia now available online!

The catastrophe has happened: Boris Nemtsov is shot dead in the streets of Moscow. The need for a dynamic civil society in Russia is greater than ever. Out of respect for those who dare to raise their voices in Russia today, I put The New Russia online. I wish them all the best.


The New Russia screened in Kirkenes

From the 3rd to the 4th of June, the Barents cooperation celebrated its 20th anniversary in Kirkenes. As part of the official program, The New Russia was screened in the city.

Omtale av dagens visning av Det nye Russland i Sør-Varanger Avis.

The new Russia to be screened at Tromsø International Film Festival

Virvel Film is proud to announce that out movie, The New Russia has been selected for Tromsø International Film Festival. The film will be screened as part of the Films from the North-program. The festival will take place in the city of Tromsø, Norway, from the 14th to the 20th of January 2013. Omtale av filmen på TIFF

Read more about the festival by follow this link:

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Tromsø International Film Festival

Controversial NGO-law worries Russian environmentalist

The Russian organization Nature and Youth and Kola Environmental Centre finds itself monitored, as President Putin pushes for a new controversial NGO-law.

Priroda i Molodezh (Nature and Youth) demonstrates in Murmansk City (Photo: Trude Pettersen)

The two groupa is partly funded by their Norwegian co-partner, but says they will not cease receiving funding from abroad.

“I think we will not cease to receive funding from abroad. We will look for other opportunities in this difficult matter,” says Director of Kola Ecological Center (KEC), Yura Ivanov to BarentsObserver.

Read in Barents Observer: To read more n this subject, please follow this link.

The New Russia to be screened in Slovakia

The New Russiais selected for the official program at the 39th International Festival of Sustainable Development Films (Ekotopfilm) in Slovakia.

Ekotopfilm is considered the biggest Festival for sustainable development films in Europe.

After the premier in Bratislava in October, the film will be screened throughout the country, among other places in the city of Košice th 6th of November, and in the Cinemax theatre of the city of Žilina the 20th of November. See link: Ekotopfilm